Psoriatic arthritis: treatment and prevention
Psoriatic arthritis is a form of inflammation of the joints. It is observed in people suffering from psoriasis. Previously, the disease was considered as a variant of the course of rheumatism. But in the course of the study it became clear that this form of the disease, and rheumatic disease is not linked.
This disease is quite common in people aged 20 to 50 years. The books describe cases of psoriatic arthritis even in children. This disease affected seven percent of patients with psoriasis.
Kind of arthritis
There are five types of this disease.
Symptoms and causes of pathology
Symptoms can vary depending on the type of disease. There is a risk, which includes those who have a predisposition to the development of psoriatic arthritis. Among others is people:
- suffering from psoriasis;
- having a genetic predisposition to this disease;
- after infectious diseases and with changes in the immune system;
- having burdened heredity.
You should know what factors can trigger the onset of the disease.
Arthritis can be acute and can occur almost asymptomatic.
Diagnosis and therapeutic measures
Psoriatic arthritis can be diagnosed using the following methods.
After the diagnosis of «psoriatic arthritis», the doctor shall promptly appoint a medical event. The history contains all the data of their surveys. The treatment of such diseases as psoriatic arthritis, is the impact on the root cause of the disease, eliminating pain, reducing relapses, slowing the progression of the disease. Medical history the patient should describe causes, symptoms and treatment.
Therapeutic measures are complex and conducted over a long period. After examination doctor can be assigned the following drugs.
Medicines can only prevent psoriatic arthritis. Full recovery does not occur. Over time, one learns to notice signs of the onset of the disease and taking drugs beforehand.
Mandatory physiotherapy, including daily physiotherapy. Useful paraffin baths, baths with radon and hydrogen sulfide. Very important diet, which is to limit salty foods.
Surgical treatment is necessary if the arthritis occurs as a persistent synovitis or there are significant changes in the joints. The result after surgery is less resistant, so this method is resorted to only in extreme cases. Shown sanatorium-resort treatment in such cities as Sochi, naphthalene and others.
Many people, having a confirmed diagnosis of «psoriatic arthritis» have disabilities. Very often the disabled are those who in due time didn’t go to the doctor. Often a disability is assigned to patients who ignore the doctor appointments or take the medicines for long.
It should be remembered that disability arthritis indicates a serious condition of the patient. These patients usually have significant changes in joint tissue. But there are advantages. Disability gives the sick person a lot of benefits. For example, incentives for the purchase of medicines, travel, etc., that makes life easier for the disabled person. Naturally, in order to apply for disability, you will have to collect a lot of papers and medical reports.
Prevention is the timely treatment to the doctor, especially if the person is at risk. You must eliminate bad habits, lead a healthy lifestyle.