LeAnn Rimes on Her Battle with Psoriasis
Looking at LeAnn Rimes, it's hard to believe she once has psoriasis over 80 percent of her body. The Grammy Award-winning artist hid her disease for years, but has learned to manage her symptoms with a healthy lifestyle and proper treatment. Find out how she overcame low self-esteem and learned to love her body.
Q: Why did you decide to get involved in the "Stop Hiding and Start Living" Campaign?
A: I've actually been very quiet about having psoriasis. I've had it since I was two and it's always been a huge burden and something that I've battled and still battle. I hid it my whole life. I pretty much got it under control by finding the right dermatologist and right treatment in the last five years. By finally getting control over it instead of it having control over me, I wanted to speak out and let people know that there is hope. There are 7 million Americans living with psoriasis and a lot of them are not getting treatment because they think it's just a rash, when it's really a chronic skin disease that's been linked to medical conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.