Quit Smoking To Save Your Joints
You've heard it before: smoking is bad for you. And it's not just your lungs that are harmed from you cigarette habit. Your joints can be affected too.
Smoking Worsens Back Arthritis
A little over half a century ago, cigarettes were not seen as a danger. Some doctors even recommended them. Today, we know that cigarettes are linked to a variety of health problems, including arthritis.
Arthritis Drugs may Affect Liver
While medications can help control your psoriatic arthritis, some drugs can harm parts of your body. It seems that TNF inhibitors may be one of those drugs.
Dimming the Flame of Pain: Arthritis and All That
Your joints may feel tight. Your hips might hurt so bad that you can barely walk. Your back may feel so weak that you cannot even sit up straight. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might have arthritis.
The Many Faces of Arthritis
Joint pain. Inflammation. Muscle fatigue. Your body just feels tired, and you're aching every day. When you're diagnosed with arthritis, you have one of 100 different types of the disease.
New Therapy for Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis is a painful condition that, sadly enough, has no cure. The good news is patients can find relief from a variety of treatments, including medications and surgery.
Proteins in Psoriasis, Breast Cancer Linked
Research into treating breast cancer may have also stumbled onto a way to treat psoriasis. The two conditions share a protein that, if blocked, may reduce the intensity of both diseases.
Mindfully Managing Pain
Chronic pain is commonly coupled with stress and fatigue. A mindful approach to treatment proves helpful in reducing the added stresses of daily life for those experiencing chronic pain.
Diagnosing Soreness From Psoriasis
It is important to diagnose a disease early so that the patient can start treatment as soon as possible. But many patients - such as those with psoriatic arthritis - go months or years without a diagnosis.
In Need of Vitamin D
Sitting in the sun can help you get healthy doses of vitamin D. But it seems some people with a certain form of arthritis are not getting enough of the sun's rays.