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Prevalence of Psoriatic Arthritis Quantified in Patients With Psoriasis

With about 20% of psoriasis sufferers having psoriatic arthritis, it’s no surprise that there are several huge studies out there looking into how to counter it.

This latest study doesn’t really bring much news with it but I like to include them as it seems like the prevalence of psoriatic arthritis is on the rise!

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Approximately 1 in 5 patients with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), with consistent results reported across numerous strata, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational and clinical studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

The investigators noted that between-study heterogeneity may have affected the interpretation of the results and outcomes. They concluded that with the growing recognition of CASPAR, it is anticipated that more homogenous, comparable prevalence estimates will be reported.

Source: Prevalence of Psoriatic Arthritis Quantified in Patients With Psoriasis

Five Natural Tips to Keep Your Skin Healthy

One of the things that many of us with psoriasis have is a pretty strict skin care regimen. This article outlines five step to take daily that can result in improved skin health.

What I like most is that they can all be done at home!

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1# Apply Aloe Vera gel once in a while:

Aloe is easy to grow; just keep it in a warm room out of direct sunlight, and don’t overwater. Snip off a stem every now and then and squeeze the gel onto the skin; alternatively, mix the gel with a little olive oil, store in a jar, and use as needed.

2# Prepare home-based soothing herbal oils:

One remedy I love is from Cherokee naturopathic physician Jody Noe, who infuses fresh sage leaves in oil for skin relief; other herbs to use include red cedar, thyme, comfrey, and yarrow.

Source: #BeautyCare : Five natural tips to keep your skin healthy – Daily Pakistan

‘Becoming vegan was the only thing that helped my psoriasis’

Many of us have discovered that changing our diets is a great way to reduce the number of outbreaks that come along.

For me, it’s been a combination of many things but some minor dietary changes seem to be helping overall. Nothing as extreme as becoming vegan, but they help none the less.

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I went to a dermatologist, who diagnosed me with psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition where your skin’s cell production rate goes into overdrive.

‘Becoming vegan was the only thing that helped my psoriasis’

Over the next few years, my derm prescribed me more creams, steroids, emollients, and lotions than I can count. The side effects of the treatments sometimes embarrassed me more than my psoriasis: they smelled terrible, soiled my sheets, and burned my skin.

My confidence sank as I dodged questions about my skin and covered up as much as I could. But then, about four years ago, when I was in my early thirties, my psoriasis became itchier, redder, and more noticeable than ever before. It was so painful, I couldn’t go to work. I was going through a breakup, having problems with my business, and eating worse and drinking more than I ever had.

Source: ‘Becoming vegan was the only thing that helped my psoriasis’ – Womens Health –

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About Mike Walker 23 Articles
My name is Mike Walker. I put together this blog to help others that are suffering from psoriasis. My goal is to put all of the most effective home remedies and over the counter treatments in one place.

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