Will drinking green tea help psoriatic arthritis?

Complementary Tx. Though there is no robust studies on green tea and psoriatic arthritis, there are many foods and herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties. Examples include arnica, tumeric (curcumin), and ginger. There is an interesting study comparing thunder god vine (a root) to a traditional medication for RA (sulfasalazine) which showed some superiority (not the best study).

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Can green tea help psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. Read more...

Should I cut out dairy&caffeine to help psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis? I eat milk, yogurt, some coffee&green tea

Diet for Psoriasis. In general, the paths that "suggestive" dietary studies have lead researchers down have typically ended in disappointment. One promising idea was that fish oil would benefit those with psoriasis. Read more...

Any recommendations for my condition psoriatic arthritis not to eat or drink and what can I do when I start the medicine methotrexate

Psoriasis and gut. Psoriasis is an autoimmune state. Autoimmune means your body is fighting itself. Why? Usually it is triggered by stress of some kind. Address this with managing stress cleaning the gut (probiotics and clean eating). Methotrexate is harsh on the liver so eat liver friendly diet like greens, cruciferous and lemon. Do breathing exercises when stressed. Address sleep issues. Read more...

Is there medication for someone to live in a more humid area with psoriatic arthritis?

Moderate humidity? Moderate humidity is good. High humidity and arid (dry) air is bad for psoriasis. Significant humidity can lead to excessive perspiration, with bacterial and dungal growth in areas prone to psoriasis and worsen the skin disease. Zinc oxide 5% found in gold bond extra-strength can help with skin disease. Otherwise, the medication for psa for joint disease can be increased. Read more...

Is it possible for an 18 yrs old guy to get psoriatic arthritis?

Yes. There is no specific time point when a disease will present. Age guides are not set in stone and are simply a gauge based on clinical studies. A disease can occur at any time in a persons life, some just have more common ages at presentation. Read more...

If psoriatic arthritis is a "t" cell malfunction, does exercise have benefit?

Psoriatic arthritis. Your doctor may recommend tumor necrosis factor-alpha (tnf-alpha) inhibitors if you have severe psoriatic arthritis. These drugs block the protein that causes inflammation in some types of arthritis and can improve signs and symptoms of psoriasis, as well. This group of drugs is the best to treat arthritis caused by psoriasis. Read more...
Yes. Exercise, when properly designed to be low impact, is good for not just arthritis but also your wellbeing and self esteem. Medication is still given to make exercise less painful. Exercise alone will not be enough to treat psoriatic arthritis unfortunately. Read more...

Can psoriatic arthritis make me lose hair?

Not likely. To my knowledge this is not a common feature of psoriatic arthritis. Likely due to another contributing factor. Assessment of the patient with hair loss begins getting a description of hair loss, medical/family history. See you physician for an inspection of the scalp, hair, and other body sites. Read more...