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A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication

A guide to psoriatic arthritis medication

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What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

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Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions

Through my eyes: Autoimmune conditions

I have several autoimmune conditions: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, celiac disease, and systemic lupus erythemus. There is currently no cure for any of the autoimmune conditions I have. Healthcare professionals define autoimmune conditions as occurring when the immune system, which normally protects the body from infection by fighting bacteria and viruses, behaves abnormally […]

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Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know

Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know

Steroids, or corticosteroids, can help relieve inflammation. Since rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder, steroids are often one part of the treatment plan. Different steroid types exist, each with specific benefits and side effects. The corticosteroids that help treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are not the same as the steroids an athlete might take to […]

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What to know about tumor necrosis factor

What to know about tumor necrosis factor

Tumor necrosis factor is a protein found in the human body. Doctors link it with many inflammatory conditions, including forms of arthritis. In a healthy person, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) helps the body to fight off infections. In people with autoimmune diseases, however, high levels of TNF in the blood can cause unnecessary inflammation, resulting […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans

What to know about psoriatic arthritis mutilans

Arthritis mutilans is a rare and severe form of arthritis that affects the hands and feet. It is most common in people with psoriatic arthritis but can also develop in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis mutilans is very rare. Approximately 5 percent of people with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) develop this condition. Arthritis mutilans can […]

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What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

What to know about psoriatic arthritis jaw pain

Psoriatic arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the jaw. The condition can cause jaw pain, teeth grinding, and other dental issues such as tooth loss. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune condition. It causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. PsA causes inflammation that attacks healthy joints and tissue, leading to painful symptoms. […]

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How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?

How can psoriatic arthritis affect the feet?

Psoriatic arthritis can cause substantial pain and swelling in the feet and toes. Feet-related symptoms are a common cause of decreased mobility in people with the condition. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the joints. It also causes dactylis, which is the swelling of entire toes or […]

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What to know about psoriatic spondylitis

What to know about psoriatic spondylitis

Psoriatic spondylitis is the medical term for a type of psoriatic arthritis that affects the spine and the joints in the pelvis. The symptoms may develop anywhere between the pelvis and the neck. People with psoriatic spondylitis may experience pain, inflammation, and stiffness in their neck and lower back. It can also affect the sacroiliac […]

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What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

Along with its effects on the joints and skin, psoriatic arthritis can affect a person’s mental health. People with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to experience depression. Psoriatic disease can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. This may partly be due to social factors, the stress of living with a chronic condition, […]