Psoriatic Arthritis

Six Steps to Keep Psoriasis From Becoming Psoriatic Arthritis

If you have psoriasis, these doctor-recommended lifestyle tips could help minimize your odds of developing PsA later on.

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    Sarah Ellis


    Sarah Ellis is a wellness and culture writer who covers everything from contraceptive access to chronic health conditions to fitness trends. She is originally from Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in NYC. She has written for Elite Daily, Greatist, mindbodygreen and others. When she’s not writing, Sarah loves distance running, vegan food, and getting the most out of her library card.