15 October 2021
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the joints an the places where tendons and ligaments connect to bone. Approximately 1/3 of people with psoriasis go on to develop psoriatic arthritis.
The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are well known to those invested in the psoriatic disease community. Swelling, pain, stiffness, and fatigue are commonly experienced by people living with psoriatic arthritis. However, less known is the unique way that psoriatic arthritis presents in women compared to men. The Society for Women's Health Research has produced a fact sheet on psoriatic arthritis to bringing light to these differences.
Did you know that women are more likely to experience polyarthritis, or arthritis affecting more than five joints? Women are also more likely to develop arthritis in peripheral joints like the hands and feet. Men are more likely to develop arthritis in the spine.
These are just a few of the fascinating facts listed in the publication from the Society of Women's Health Research. Click to learn more!