Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA), an inflammatory, autoimmune condition, typically occurs with psoriasis. In addition to the effects on the skin, it attacks joints and can also affect internal organs and the eyes. Because its symptoms can be similar to those of other diseases, it can be tricky to diagnose.

Everyone’s experience living with PsA is different, but having information, resources and support can help you navigate your journey with this disease, whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or you’re a veteran of this disease. Explore this site to learn more about PsA and what to expect when you’re diagnosed, as well as treatments and how to conquer everyday challenges. You’ll find support from others living with PsA, ways to stay active and manage your disease, opportunities to advocate for yourself and others – so you can say Yes to living with PsA.

About 20% to 30% of those with psoriasis also have psoriatic arthritis.

source: nih.gov

PsA is associated with a 55% increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Up to 40% of PsA patients have three or more related health conditions.

11 Things to Know About Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a complex autoimmune disease that can be hard to diagnose. Check out this slideshow to learn about some of its characteristics and symptoms, how it's diagnosed and some treatment options.

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Psoriatic Arthritis Medications

Many medications and other treatment options are available to ease symptoms and slow disease progress of PsA. Read about some of the medications used to treat it and some of the side effects you should know about.

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Treatment Guidelines for Psoriatic Arthritis

Learn about the recommended therapies for PsA, such as which types of medications should be used and when, how your doctor may approach your treatment, and measures you can take on your own to manage your arthritis and its symptoms.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About PsA

Receiving a diagnosis of this complex disease may feel overwhelming. Download this checklist of questions for your doctor so you can better understand your condition, what therapies you might receive and what to expect.

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News & Stories

Psoriatic Arthritis and Your Heart

The risk of heart disease may be nearly doubled in people with psoriatic arthritis.

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Metabolic Comorbidities of Psoriatic Arthritis

People with psoriatic arthritis are likely to have another, related condition as well. Learn about some metabolic conditions you may have or develop, such as obesity or diabetes.

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Meg Maley’s Journey With Psoriatic Arthritis

Appearing on reality TV let Meg Maley open up about her PsA. Read her story.

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Living Well With Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis and Sleep

Is your PsA causing you sleepless nights? Here's why and how to get the rest you need.

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Managing Skin and Nail Problems With Psoriatic Arthritis

How psoriasis affects your skin and nails when you have psoriatic arthritis may be different than if you have psoriasis alone.

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How to Achieve Remission in Psoriatic Arthritis

Learn how to work with your doctor to treat psoriatic arthritis with medication to get and keep the disease under control.

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Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Flares

Psoriatic arthritis flares can affect the skin, joints or back. Knowing triggers and early warning signs is key

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Our experienced Helpline team understands Psoriatic Arthritis and is here to answer your questions. Call or email us for help in English or Spanish.

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