You are more than your PsA

Your psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is a chronic condition, which means it won’t go away,1 but you can take control of your life. By keeping healthy and looking after not only your body, but also your mind and your relationships, you can live on your own terms, ease the toll it might take on your relationships, and even cut down on your chance of developing other diseases.2 You’ll find a few suggestions in this section to help you on your way.

Looking after yourself isn’t just about treatment.

Exercise could help you manage your psoriatic arthritis.

 

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Don’t push yourself too hard – take things at a pace that works for you

 

Psoriatic disease can affect them, so keep a close eye on yours.

You’re twice as likely to suffer from depression if you have PsA than if you only have psoriasis – find out how to handle it.

Talking to others about psoriatic arthritis could be daunting, but might also be a relief.

You’re not alone – there are other patients with psoriatic arthritis, just like you out there.

Advice about dealing with the main PsA symptoms.

 

  1. National Psoriasis Foundation. About psoriatic arthritis. Available at: https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis Accessed: June 2020.
  2. Haddad A, et al. Rambam Maimonides Med J 2017;8(1:e0004): 1-6.
  3. AAD. Skin and nail care. Available at: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis/skin-care/nail-care Accessed: June 2020.