Category Archives: Psoriasis

Amazing Abs!

Apologies for the lack of posts.  There hasn’t been any amazing news coming up of late hence the dearth of new material. Psoriasis is same as usual, i.e. some scalp spots and some redness appearing on my left knuckle (as … Continue reading

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Got Psoriasis? Watch Out For Crohns…++

The link between psoriasis and Crohns just got a little stronger.  I’ve blogged recently about how a study linked psoriasis with a greater incidence of inflamed bowel disease (IBD), and in that same blog linked to even earlier times that … Continue reading

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Biologics Reduce Pain But Not Inflammation in PsA

Dr. Nathan Wei had another interesting short video this week where he announced that at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatologists a study was presented showing that psoriatic arthritis patients on biologics report a decrease in pain, … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Cause IBD – Damn!

I had an interesting tweet today from Dr. Nathan Wei referring me to a video on youtube.  You can see it here.  He explains that a recent study has shown that people who frequently take antibiotics are more likely to … 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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Link Between Psoriasis and Inflamed Bowel

I have always presumed that there has been a clear link made between psoriasis and inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease.  I have blogged about this link before and talked about how I often get bad diarrhea typical of an … Continue reading

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What Happens If I Stop Remicade?

In the lead up to each remicade infusion I look closely for any arthritis symptoms.  Sure I am aware that my psoriasis gets worse before my infusion is due, however I’m unsure whether there is any hint of arthritis peaking … Continue reading

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Cryogenic Chamber Therapy for Psoriasis?

I was listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast the other day (I’m usually a few days behind as I download them and listen when I have time), and one of his guests talked about top level football athletes in the US … Continue reading

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Tests for Arthritis

I read another great article this week by Dr. Nathan Wei on the usual tests ordered to confirm or monitor the disease of arthritis.  The tests he lists are: ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) which measures inflammation.  Naturally someone with active … Continue reading

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Do TNF Inhibitors Raise the Risk of Skin Cancer?

I received a tweet yesterday from Dr. Nathan Wei who reported on a recently completed study that showed that patients taking TNF inhibitors for RA had an increased risk of skin cancer.  You can find his video on it here. … Continue reading

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