Doctors have long known that heart disease is more common in people who have inflammatory conditions such asrheumatoid arthritis(RA) and psoriasis. But they weren’t sure if this applied topsoriatic arthritis(PsA), which is more complex and not nearly as well studied. Then, in 2016, Canadian researchers published a meta-analysis of studies evaluating cardiovascular disease risk and PsA in the journalArthritis Care & Research．研究结果表明，与普通人群相比，PsA患者患心脏病的几率要高出43%。PsA患者患脑血管疾病的风险也增加了22%，比如中风会影响脑血流。
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People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and those with severe psoriasis are at higher risk than the general population for a type of fracture typically associated with osteoporosis, according to a new study published online in January 2017 inAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases．In fact, the increase in risk for these two groups is comparable or even higher than that of people withrheumatoid arthritis(RA), a group known to have higher than average risks of osteoporosis and fracture related to low bone mineral density.
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People with ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins seem to live longer than people who don’t take them, according to researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. They presented their findings recently at the American College of Rheumatology’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
In a previous study, Massachusetts General researchers found that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who took statins lived longer, and they wanted to know if the drugs would offer a similar benefit to patients with other types of inflammatory arthritis, such asankylosing spondylitis(AS) andpsoriatic arthritis(PsA). AS mainly affects the spine, especially the sacroiliac joint where the spine meets the pelvis. PsA affects joints as well as skin.
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People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with people who don’t have PsA, according to a meta-analysis published in the April issue of关节炎护理与研究。Lead investigator Lihi Eder, MD, PhD, says the study is among the first to quantify the relationship between heart disease andpsoriatic arthritis– a form of inflammatory arthritis that usually develops in people who have the skin disease psoriasis.
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The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are usually quite visible – painful, swollen joints, skin reactions and fatigue. Less apparent, but just as impactful, is the emotional toll the disease can take.
“They tell me that it’s taxing,” Julie Nelligan, PhD, a Portland Oregon-based psychologist, says of her psoriatic arthritis patients. “They may say things like, ‘Nobody understands me, I feel like I’m not contributing. I’m lonely, I’m anxious because I don’t know when I can get things done and I can’t commit to doing things,’” she adds.
Living with a disease that has both subtle and obvious symptoms can be a double-edged sword. When you don’t have any noticeable skin lesions, friends and family might not realize how much pain you’re in, and fail to take your illness seriously.
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“There is a lack of understanding about the nature of this disease,” explains Eric L. Matteson MD, professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Learn the truth behind five popular psoriatic arthritis myths.
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Keeping disease activity under control with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and biologics is an important part of managing the skin symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. But many lifestyle habits can help or worsen psoriasis. Here are 9 self-care tips that can relieve symptoms and promote healthier skin.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.治疗皮肤蜕皮的最好方法之一是保持水分。经常使用保湿霜可以缓解干燥和瘙痒，促进愈合，特别是在寒冷干燥的天气。最适合你的产品取决于你的皮肤有多干——产品越厚就越能保持水分，史蒂文·r·费尔德曼医学博士说，他是位于北卡罗来纳州温斯顿-塞勒姆的维克森林大学医学院皮肤学教授。费尔德曼博士建议使用无香味的产品。可以考虑几个品牌:Cetaphil、CeraVe和优色林。
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Smoking can have harmful effects on your skin and joints, increasing the risk and severity of the scaling skin disease psoriasis, and the arthritis that often accompanies it –psoriatic arthritis (PsA)．一些研究已经发现了吸烟和银屑病关节炎之间的联系，但需要进一步的研究来更好地理解因果关系。
In a 2014 study published inAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases,researchers in Denmark investigated the smoking-psoriatic arthritis connection in 1,388 psoriatic arthritis patients from a nationwide registry. They found that compared with non-smoking psoriatic arthritis patients, smoking PsA patients had worse self-reported disease. Smokers also had shorter treatment adherence (meaning they didn’t follow their prescribed treatment plan for as long) and a poorer response to treatment.
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根据2013年至2015年发表的几项国际研究，银屑病关节炎(PsA)在银屑病患者中的患病率比之前认为的要高。In North America and Europe, between 18 and 42 percent of people with psoriasis, an inflammatory skin disease, also havepsoriatic arthritis．在美国，牛皮癣影响了约2.2%的人口(750万人)，使其成为美国最普遍的自身免疫性疾病。除了银屑病引起的皮肤问题外，银屑病关节炎还会影响关节和身体其他部位。
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From osteoarthritis to heart disease to diabetes, obesity is implicated in a host of diseases. A study now adds one more condition to the list: psoriatic arthritis, or PsA.
Psoriatic arthritis, an autoimmune condition, is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects an estimated 6 to 10 percent of people with of the skin condition psoriasis and up to 40 percent of those with extensive psoriasis. It can also affect people who do not have the skin disease.
It’s been known that being overweight or obese increases a person’s chances of developing psoriasis. But a study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers report a link between body mass index, or BMI, and psoriatic arthritis, too.
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