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Psoriatic arthritis can change in its severity so that its effect on your lifestyle can vary over time.

How will psoriatic arthritis affect me?


Psoriatic arthritis can change in its severity so that its effect on your lifestyle can vary over time. Although these changes in severity are not completely understood and, certain factors have been identified which can trigger these short periods of intense symptoms known as 'psoriatic flares'.

Psoriatic flares can be induced by a number of different reasons, the more common being:

Coping with Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is associated with disease ‘flares’ (periods of high disease activity). Psoriatic arthritis can affect peoples ability to work and carry out a range of daily activities e.g. paid employment social interactions and community participation, leading to a substantial impact on their quality of life

 

PsA is a progressive condition, meaning that prognosis can be extremely difficult. It can be scary being diagnosed with a long-term condition, such as psoriatic arthritis. It can help to speak to other people who have the condition and understand how they have learned to live with the disease and minimise its impact on their daily life. You can find more information on this in the Living with PsA section.

For further information on psoriatic arthritis or to join a discussion forum to discuss your condition with other people living with psoriatic arthritis please visit The Psoriasis Association website (www.psoriasis-association.org.uk). By clicking on the website link the website will open. Abbvie cannot be responsible for the information found on these pages
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