Category Archives: Heart Attack

Statins!

Every time I get my Remicade my doctor checks my blood, checking among other things liver function, kidney function, and LDL cholesterol.  A year ago my LDL was 134 – which was a couple of points above normal.  The doctor … Continue reading

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Belly Fat More Important Than BMI

Earlier this year I blogged about my frustration at insurance companies and others using the Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine the health of individual people.  Basically, if you don’t meet the BMI for your height, then you are automatically … Continue reading

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Psoriasis / PsA and your Heart

Last year I blogged about a study showing psoriatic arthritis patients have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome, which includes a higher risk of heart disease.  At that time I encouraged psoriasis warriors to monitor their waist size as well … Continue reading

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Have PsA? Watch Your Blood Pressure

I read an article this week of a study showing that Metabolic Syndrome is more prevalent in people with psoriatic arthritis rather than rheumatoid arthritis.  Unfortunately there are several different definitions for Metabolic Syndrome, however they are quite similar.  The … Continue reading

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Running Marathons Will Kill You

I’ve never been motivated to do any long distance running – although I do admit that I previously thought that it is a good way to lose weight and maintain that weight loss.  Look at marathon runners – real skinny … Continue reading

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Briakinumab – Another Possible New Drug For Psoriasis

The Internet was abuzz yesterday with the news of the results of the most recent study on the drug briakinumab.  If that name sounds familiar, it is because I blogged about it a couple of months ago.  At that time … Continue reading

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Best Way to Treat Sickness When Immune Suppressed

Well I’m still sick with this damned cold.  I thought that I’d broken its back and was over the worst a few days ago, however yesterday (Saturday) I woke up feeling terrible.  Sore throat, headache and flushes were back.  So … Continue reading

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Upcoming Treatments for Psoriasis / Psoriatic Arthritis

Only about a week to go before my Remicade infusion.  Usually my back and ribs start aching considerably in the last week before I have my infusion, however things seem to be ok so far.  Last night I took a … Continue reading

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Got Psoriasis? Look After Your Heart

I was not aware until recently that just having psoriasis apparently increases the risk of heart attack.  Then I read this article regarding a study done on existing and new biologics.  The study intended to research whether biologics increase further … Continue reading

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