Patients with psoriatic arthritis and health care providers who treat it agree that managing fatigue requires a well-rounded approach that may include adjusting and/or supplementing your medication regimen, managing your mental health, and making other healthy lifestyle changes.
Fatigue is notoriously challenging for psoriatic arthritis patients and their doctors to discuss and manage, but better care starts with better communication.
If you have chronic fatigue, you know it’s more than just being tired. Treating fatigue in psoriatic arthritis effectively starts with understanding the many different things that can cause it.
Many patients with psoriatic arthritis consider fatigue to be one of the most problematic symptoms, after joint pain. Being able to identify and describe what fatigue feels like may help both loved ones and health care providers better understand your experience.
Fatigue in a chronic illness like psoriatic arthritis is very different from feeling tired after a late night or early morning. Here’s the difference between having fatigue and feeling tired — and why it matters.
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Seeing a rheumatologist or dermatologist over telehealth can be a great way to stay on top of your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what to expect and how to prepare for an optimal visit.
Patients with gout need to stay active to maintain cardiovascular health and protect joints from long-term damage.
When you get burning pain in the base of the thumb, it could be from a gout flare. Here are more signs your thumb joint inflammation could be gout and how to treat your thumb pain.
The American College of Rheumatology’s 2020 medical conference had a number of important updates that people living with gout (or their caregivers) should know about, from the minimal role of diet as a gout trigger to new thinking about how to manage hard-to-treat gout cases.
If you are experiencing pain and swelling in a joint, it could be gout. Here’s how to know the signs of gout versus other causes of pain, and how to get treatment early to prevent joint damage.
It could be easy to mistake this pain for a tendon injury, but if it’s a gout flare, it will respond to gout treatment.
In uncontrolled gout, the infused treatment pegloticase is more tolerable and effective if methotrexate is given before and during treatment, new research shows.
Some disease risk factors can't be changed and certain people inherit a strong predisposition to developing gout.
The American College of Rheumatology’s updated gout guidelines emphasize treating as aggressively as necessary to keep urate levels low.
This often-recommended home remedy didn’t pan out in a new study of gout patients.
Here’s what to expect at the doctor’s office when you suspect you might have gout.
‘Naproxen caused fewer side effects supporting naproxen as first-line treatment for gout flares in primary care in the absence of contraindications.’
Is a little alcohol ever safe if you have gout? Find out what science and experts have to say.
A new case study — in which a uric acid crystals settled into the heart muscle of a patient with gout — suggests yes.
The 2019 medical conference brings important information on gout drug therapies, better understanding of diseases causes and symptom management, and more ways to help patients feel better.
This may be a good option for patients who shouldn’t use NSAIDs or colchicine to treat gout flares.
This is important news since type 2 diabetes and gout have many risk factors in common to begin with.
The researchers found that people whose uric acid levels were higher than recommended had ‘over twofold higher mortality risk compared with similar patients with gout who met target [uric acid] levels.’
If you have gout, a painful type of arthritis, you may be trying to limit purines in your diet. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
It’s important to make sure gout treatment actually reduces deposits of uric acid crystals in the joints, aside from lowering blood levels.
Other safer and more effective treatments are available to treat the pain from gout attacks.
The seriousness of the gout and kidney disease connection shows the importance of getting gout under control.
Only 37 percent of people with gout were taking a commonly prescribed drug to control uric acid in a recent study.
Gout affects more than your joints. Here are facts about common gout comorbidities and how to prevent and manage them.
Getting diagnosed with gout isn’t always straightforward. These other diseases can present similarly to gout and cause a misdiagnosis.
Not everyone with gout gets these nodules, but here's what you need to know about why tophi might develop and how to best treat them.
The excruciating pain and swelling during a gout flare is pretty hard to ignore.
If you think gout is caused by an unhealthy diet or excess alcohol intake, you need to keep reading.
But some fish can be high in purines, so it’s important to know which kind of seafood is best for gout.
Some signs of gout, like pain in the big toe, may be obvious. But other gout symptoms can be more subtle.
Don’t confuse pseudogout for gout. They’re not the same.
Changing your diet is usually part of managing gout. Your doctor may recommend avoiding these high-purine foods.
It’s critical to know the risks of not taking medication to prevent future gout attacks.
A recent ‘trend article’ on gout got a lot of things wrong.
Underlying bone damage from gout can occur even if you’re not currently in pain.
‘Treat-to-target’ is better than treating someone enough to ease their symptoms.
After researchers looked for patterns among almost 45,00 men, this is what those who never got gout had in common.
Gout patients may get a few key things wrong about their condition, which could have an impact on their health.
While there are a few legitimate home remedies for gout out there, prescription medications remain the mainstay for treating gout.
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Elderly gout patients are between 17 and 20 percent likelier than their peers to suffer from dementia, according to new research.
A study shows gout patients who received daily text messages reminding them to take their allopurinol were much likelier to take the uric acid-lowering medication than those who didn’t receive messages.
Patients who took canakinumab (Ilaris) reduced their gout rate by more than half, according to a new study.
Gout is a painful chronic condition that can seriously affect a person’s quality of life. There are affordable & highly effective treatments to manage gout.
Gout may be associated with greater risk of severe knee osteoarthritis, which in turn requires total knee replacement surgery. That’s according to a new study in Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. “This implies that treating gout or hyperuricemia may reduce the progression...