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Let your healthcare professional know how joint and other symptoms impact you.

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis.

PsA causes inflammation and pain in areas such as the joints, tendons and nails. People with psoriatic arthritis often have other difficulties too – it can contribute to fatigue, mental health problems and other physical health conditions.

'PsA Hidden Impact' books with the subtitle 'Psoriatic arthritis: What is it and what can I do about it?'

Don’t suffer in silence if you experience symptoms of painful, stiff or swollen joints, painful tendons, or swollen fingers or toes.

Learn more in the leaflet

Psoriatic arthritis: what is it and what can I do about it?

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Christine Bundy - Professor of Behavioural Medicine

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How can psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis affect mental health and motivation?

Watch Christine Bundy, Professor of Behavioural Medicine, discuss how psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis can affect your anxiety, mood and motivation, and how you can manage these issues.

To learn more, head to the Psoriasis 360 wellbeing page.

Psoriatic arthritis affects more than just the joints

People with PsA are more likely to experience a range of other physical and mental health conditions.
These might occur due to the inflammation, or the effect PsA symptoms can have on the way you feel.

Diabetes, which can in turn increase the risk of heart disease and other symptoms, like fatigue

Cardiovascular disease and events, ranging from more mild forms like high blood pressure (hypertension) to more severe (like heart attack, heart failure or stroke)

Damage to the eyes (uveitis), causing pain, red eyes or blurred vision

Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), leading to weight loss, abdominal discomfort and diarrhoea

Mental health problems (such as depression or anxiety), impairing quality of life, increasing how painful things feel, contributing to low energy levels and other symptoms

Fatigue, which is associated with both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. The other conditions described here can increase tiredness too, leading to exhaustion

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Are you interested in tips for everyday living with arthritis?

Visit the ‘Little Wins’ Facebook page to find out more.

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Simon’s top little wins

“Arthritis doesn’t just affect the medical side of things, it’s often the everyday things we want to do - going to school, working, having a social life; it’s often the little wins in life which help me to control my condition.”

Hear Simon discuss the little wins he’s found for managing his arthritis, that help him live his life to the full.

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