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Famous People Living with Psoriatic Arthritis

Medically Reviewed by Jabeen Begum, MD on November 18, 2021

Getting a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis may make you feel alone if you don’t know anyone else with this chronic health condition. Celebrities with psoriatic arthritis know exactly what you’re experiencing, though, because they live with this chronic health condition, too.

Getting a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis may make you feel alone if you don’t know anyone else with the chronic health condition. Celebrities with psoriatic arthritis know exactly what you’re experiencing because they live with the chronic health condition, too.

Dax Shepard. He first noticed psoriatic arthritis symptoms at the age of 33. While his doctor helped to alleviate the symptoms, Dax didn’t get a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis for another four years. Dax found that he can easily manage his symptoms by following a strict diet. He limits meat to turkey, bison, and lamb. His diet includes not eating:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Nightshade vegetables
  • Peanuts

Ted Danson. Ted is 70 and has lived through a psoriatic arthritis diagnosis for 15 years. He says that he wonders what are normal aches and pains that come with age and what is caused by psoriatic arthritis. Like Dax Shepard, Ted Danson also focuses on his diet as a way to alleviate symptoms. After all, you are what you eat. He encourages people to get health issues addressed early.

Kim Kardashian West. Kim originally received a different diagnosis and felt relieved when she learned that she has psoriatic arthritis. Her condition began as psoriasis before transitioning into joint pain in her 30s. Now, she believes that knowledge is power. While a psoriasis diagnosis isn’t what she wanted, having answers gave her a path for moving forward with a treatment plan.

Stacy London. She was first diagnosed with psoriasis at the young age of four. Her psoriatic arthritis didn’t begin to bother her, though, until after she turned 40. She began to feel overly tired and gained weight without explanation. She knew that her array of symptoms pointed toward an autoimmune disorder and sought out professional help. Over time, she adjusted to her condition and learned how to work around her symptoms.

Phil Mickelson. He spent one-quarter of his golf career battling his psoriatic arthritis symptoms and still managed to dominate the sport. When he first experienced symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, Phil thought they were a result of his golf game. A doctor told him otherwise. A mix of prescription medication and a healthy diet helped Phil to maintain his quality of life.

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Everyday Health: “Celebrities With Psoriatic Arthritis Speak Out About Joint Pain, Diet, and Misdiagnosis.”

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