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Psoriasis, Depression and Psoriatic Arthritis - How are they linked?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 27, 2017 12:11:04 PM / by Winter Ninivaggi

Correlation between psoriasis and major depressive disorder and psoriatic arthritis.

Patients with a diagnosis of both psoriasis and major depressive disorder face about a 37% higher risk of developing psoriatic arthritis over a median follow up of 5.1 years.

Although the correlation does not  prove causality, efforts should be made to identify and address depression in patients with psoriasis. Researchers have also linked psoriasis with a higher risk of depression. One study found patients with psoriasis had twice the odds of developing major depression.

The median age at psoriasis diagnosis was 49.5 years (range, 20-90 years) and the median follow-up time was 5.1 years; 2% of the patients developed PsA and 7% developed major depression.

Those with signs of depression were 1.56 times more likely to develop psoriatic arthritis. Although the biological methods by which depression increases the risk of psoriatic arthritis, depression is known to be linked to poor diet and lack of exercise which are also factors in increasing the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.

If you are living with depression, psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis or all three, there are safe and effective treatment options.

Psoriatic Arthritis: At Second Nature, we offer comprehensive microbiome analysis to identify preliminary and on-going disease. We individualize treatments, but everyone takes GOOD GUT Probiotics, Immune, Repair and Detox. Many have reversed their clinical presentation in a matter of weeks. Of course, we highly recommend GOOD GUT products to prevent and reverse your chronic disease.

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Psoriasis: We make dietary changes, correct gut imbalances, address genetic differences, use I.V. ozone with specially formulated medicines from Germany to immunomodulate psoriasis and teach stress reduction to calm the immune system from a pro-inflammatory state to a relaxed state. All I.V. therapies are MD ordered in NYS.

Depression: Best Brain Sustain IV: IV Nutritional Therapy that combines Glutathione (primary brain anti-oxidant), Folate, Tonico, Circulo Injeel and Cerebrum Compositum to improve memory, impaired concentration, depression, insomnia, dementia and anxiety. This formula is indicated for post-traumatic brain injuries.

Our IV Menu of Services lists our different IV nutrient and ozone options. There is something for everyone. All I.V. therapies are MD ordered in NYS.

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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