Dr. Kam Shojania, MD FRCPC, Rheumatologist, discusses psoriatic arthritis and lifestyle.
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Featuring Dr. Kam Shojania, MD, FRCPC
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With psoriatic arthritis, once diagnosed, there are things that can be done to improve quality of life other than medications.
For example, for the psoriasis portion, quality of life can be limited due to social embarrassment of the psoriasis, and there's ways to get around that. Sun exposure can help with the psoriasis, but one has to balance sun exposure and skin cancer from the sun.
But really, it's important, because people with psoriatic arthritis often are overweight, so it's important to manage their diet, weight, and exercise. Because again, when it's involving the joints, the stronger the muscles are around the joints the better people can function. The better they can move,and less pain they're in.
So if you think you have psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, please contact your healthcare professional.
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