Area residents and nearly 300, 000 Californians. To emphasize the

For the first-time ever, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 54, 000 Bay Area residents and nearly 300, 000 Californians. To emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, the Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation present the first psoriatic arthritis-specific program—Be
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country—actually have psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons. As many as 2 million Americans currently are diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. However , National Psoriasis Foundation research reveals that nearly one in four people with psoriasis may have undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment of the disease is critical to prevent long-term joint damage and disability.
Through the Be Joint Smart live events, a leading dermatologist and rheumatologist will give an in-depth presentation on psoriatic arthritis, its treatments, tips for a healthy lifestyle and ways to minimize symptoms and limit long-term joint damage. Participants will learn how to set achievable, realistic goals from the National Psoriasis Foundation and an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Leader will teach easy exercises to get people moving and to be joint smart.

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