If you have psoriasis, be sure to tell your doctor if you develop joint pain. Psoriatic arthritis can come on suddenly or develop slowly, but in either case, it can severely damage your joints if left untreated.
Psoriasis not only leads to skin and joint disease but can affect other parts of your body. Psoriasis predisposes you to cardiac diseases such as hardening of the arteries, an increased risk of having a heart attack and elevated cholesterol. Research has shown that treatments for psoriasis lower these risks.
The hair growth aspect of the psoriatic arthritis drug Xeljanz will continue to undergo research before anything definitive is released.
Between 2.5 million and 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from alopecia-related conditions, ranging from spotty hair loss to the complete loss of body hair. And while it’s too early to promote this as a therapy for male pattern baldness, researchers believe there are connections between the arthritis drug and treatment of more common causes of baldness.
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