Smoking and Chronic Conditions

Smoking cigarettes causes many adverse effects on the body. Tobacco use increases the risk for many types of cancers along with an increase of risk with many chronic conditions. If you have a chronic condition, smoking not only increases your risk of developing them but can also make them significantly worse. Many people who smoke are …

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Clinical Trials for Plaque Psoriasis

At Stamford Therapeutics, we believe in using clinical trials to improve tomorrow, so today, we want to talk about how the clinical trials we are conducting for plaque psoriasis help with adding treatment options to the existing market. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, and about 80-90% of people who have psoriasis …

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October 29: World Psoriasis Day

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Designated an awareness holiday by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, October 29, 2018, celebrates World Psoriasis Day! World Psoriasis Day was founded in 2016 with the mission of educating, providing community support, and raising funds to seek out the best treatment options for Psoriasis or Psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis and Psoriatic arthritis impacts the lives …

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Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: What’s the Scoop?

Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells causing them to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. This results in scaly red patches that can be itchy and painful. Approximately 7.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from this skin condition that usually affects …

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Psoriatic Arthritis…without psoriasis?

It’s a common belief that psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis go hand in hand. While the two diseases share genetic similarities, they are two different chronic diseases. Psoriasis is an immune system disorder that affects your skin and psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory form of arthritis. People who develop psoriatic arthritis almost always have psoriasis first …

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Psoriatic Arthritis: What You See vs. What You Don’t

Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis. Psoriasis is marked by scaly, red patches that are often painful and may be itchy. Most people are diagnosed with psoriasis first and are later diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis; however, joint problems can begin for some before the skin lesions …

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Psoriatic Arthritis and Relationships: Handling Challenges

Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic type of inflammatory arthritis that occurs in some people with psoriasis. It can affect any joint in the body and can cause nail changes and overall fatigue. Many people with the condition often experience morning stiffness. Psoriatic Arthritis can affect all ages but is most common in those between the …

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Living Better with Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis affects nearly 30 percent of people living with psoriasis. The inflammatory arthritis is marked by joint pain and stiffness, and can also lead to other changes in the body like fatigue, swelling, and changes in fingernails. The autoimmune disease can affect anyone, but most people initially develop symptoms between the ages of 30 …

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