In fact, Tanya is on a cross-country quest for a lifetime of handshakes.
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A handshake is powerful. It can begin new chapters or end old ones, seal a deal, introduce friends, and bring people together. But for those living with moderate to severe AD, the thought of a handshake can cause anxiety because of the visible symptoms of the condition. This can lead to isolation, job loss, lack of intimacy, and many other practical, emotional and mental strains3
One simple handshake makes a huge difference, so imagine the power of a lifetime’s worth.
Tanya's journey so far
Under the surface of AD
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic form of eczema characterized by dry, inflamed and itchy skin4. It is caused a dysfunctional skin barrier and an alteration in the immune system, which is brought on by genetic, immunologic, and environmental factors5. The patches of eczema may ooze, become scaly, crusted, or hardened and symptoms can range from mild to severe6. It is not contagious.
For more information on AD, visit the Eczema Society of Canada.
AD at a glance
AD goes beyond itchy skin. Almost nine-in-10 people with moderate to severe AD believe their daily life is negatively impacted by the condition7. Recent survey results from the Eczema Society of Canada found that in the past two years:
- 79% experienced interrupted or loss of sleep
- 48% avoid social activities
- 40% avoid intimacy
- 32% missed work or important life events8