Yoga for Psoriatic Arthritis: Does It Help or Hurt? Yoga for Psoriatic Arthritis: Does It Help or Hurt?
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic condition that can cause swollen joints, stiffness, and pain, making it difficult to move. There’s no cure for PsA, but regular exercise can help you manage your symptoms and feel better. Some types of physical activity may work better for you than others. Yoga is a gentle, low-impact form of exercise that can be adapted to your individual abilities. Re
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Psoriatic Arthritis and Anxiety: Tips for Coping Psoriatic Arthritis and Anxiety: Tips for Coping
Share on PinterestPsoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic condition that causes painful inflammation in the joints and scaly red or white patches on the skin. However, physical symptoms aren’t the only way this condition can affect someone. More than half of people with PsA also experience mild to moderate anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about the relationship between PsA and ment
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About ‘Runner’s Face’: Fact or Urban Legend? About ‘Runner’s Face’: Fact or Urban Legend?
Share on PinterestCould all those miles you’ve been logging be the reason your face sags? “Runner’s face,” as it’s been called, is a term some people use to describe the way a face can look after many years of running. And while the appearance of your skin can change due to a variety of factors, running doesn’t specifically cause your face to look this way. To s
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A Pain in the Hand: Managing PsA Hand Pain A Pain in the Hand: Managing PsA Hand Pain
OverviewOne of the first areas of your body where you might notice psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is in your hands. Pain, swelling, warmth, and nail changes in the hands are all common symptoms of this disease.PsA can affect any of the 27 joints in your hand. And if it damages one of these joints, the result can be very painful. Consider how many routine tasks require the use of your hands, from typing
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Turmeric for Gout: Efficacy and How to Use It for Joint Inflammation Turmeric for Gout: Efficacy and How to Use It for Joint Inflammation
Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It happens when the body makes excess uric acid, a normal waste product. About two-thirds of the uric acid in your blood is naturally made by your body. The rest is produced when your body breaks down substances called purines, which are found in many foods. High-purine foods include seafood, red meat, and alcohol.Normally, your kidneys get rid of uric aci
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Broccoli and Gout: Why It's Beneficial, Plus Other Low-Purine Foods Broccoli and Gout: Why It's Beneficial, Plus Other Low-Purine Foods
Gout is a painful form of arthritis that you can often manage by watching your diet.Diet goals for gout include avoiding foods high in uric acid because eating these foods can worsen symptoms. Fortunately, there’s lots of healthy and delicious foods out there that are low in uric acid. Broccoli is one of them. Here’s why broccoli is a good option for people living with gout.Why broccoli is goo
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Oatmeal and Gout: Should You Eat or Avoid? Plus Other Recommendations Oatmeal and Gout: Should You Eat or Avoid? Plus Other Recommendations
Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid builds up in your blood. You may feel sudden, intense pain in your big toe, and in severe, chronic cases, you may have visible lumps around your joints. Doctors know that your diet has a lot to do with your risk for gout. Avoiding gout-causing foods that are high in purines can help reduce flare-ups of this condition. If
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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Kill You? Research, Complications & More Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Kill You? Research, Complications & More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in different joints in the body, and can also affect the internal organs. It’s possible to live a long life with RA, yet researchers have found a connection between rheumatoid arthritis and a shorter lifespan. It’s estimated that the disease can potentially reduce life expectancy by 10 to 15 years. There’s no cu
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Keto Diet and Gout: Effects, Safety, and How to Manage Symptoms Keto Diet and Gout: Effects, Safety, and How to Manage Symptoms
The ketogenic diet — or keto diet for short — is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that’s meant to put your body into a metabolic state called ketosis.Though best known as a way to lose weight fast, the popular diet has also been linked to improvements in certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. There’s some evidence that it may also help alleviate gout. Gout is a form
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Gout and Wine: What are the Effects Compared to Beer and Liquor? Gout and Wine: What are the Effects Compared to Beer and Liquor?
Often based on anecdotal information, there are conflicting opinions on the effect of wine on gout. However, the results of a relatively small 2006 study of 200 people would suggest the answer to the question, “Should I drink wine if I have gout?” is “No.”While the study concluded that alcohol triggers recurrent gout attacks, it did not find that the risk of recurrent gout attacks varied b
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