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Should I talk to my doctor before starting a gluten-free diet to help treat my psoriatic arthritis?

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Talk to your doctor before you start this diet. He or she may test your blood to see if you’re allergic to gluten.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Diet and Nutrition"; "Researchers study how diets affect psoriatic disease."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What Can I Eat?"

Barrea, Luigi. , published online January 2015. Journal of Translational Medicine

Arthritis Foundation: "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 4, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "What Is Psoriatic Arthritis?"

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Diet and Nutrition"; "Researchers study how diets affect psoriatic disease."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What Can I Eat?"

Barrea, Luigi. , published online January 2015. Journal of Translational Medicine

Arthritis Foundation: "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 4, 2019

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