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Doctor insights on: What Vitamins Should You Take If You Have Psoriatic Arthritis

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I was hospitalized for Heart & Blood Pressure (215/101) from taking Diclofenac 2 years for Psoriatic Arthritis. Is there something safer to take?

I was hospitalized for Heart  &  Blood Pressure (215/101) from taking Diclofenac 2 years for Psoriatic Arthritis.  Is  there something safer to take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or topical: Tylenol/acetaminophen has no effect on blood pressure. Also, there are topical antiinflammatories such as diclofenac gel/cream and others made by compounded pharmacies that have limited systemic absorption and rarely increase bp. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Should i find a doctor who specializes in psoriatic arthritis? My rheumatologist said that i "may have a mild form of psoriatic arthritis". He recommended that i take nsaids and just watch for further changes. Do you agree that i just watch it, or should

No: A rheumatologist is an expert in managing psoriatic arthritis (psa). Nsaids are often an appropriate first line treatment of psa if the disease is mild and not causing permanent joint damage. If nsaids are ineffective, or if skin disease is severe, use of dmards like Methotrexate or biologics like tnf inhibitors may be appropriate. If your symptoms are not controlled, speak to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Psoriatic Arthritis (Definition)

An inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis. The arthritis can affect a few joints (oligoarticular), many joints (polyarticular), tips of fingers (dip only), the spine (spondylitis) or a severe deforming of hands (arthritis mutilans). Arthritis severity does not ...Read more