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Why is it important to manage your stress if you have psoriatic arthritis?

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Too much stress can both worsen and trigger your symptoms. So do something nice for yourself every day to ease the effects of stress. It doesn't have to be a big deal. Make yourself a cup of herbal tea in the afternoon. Even a few quiet minutes of "me time" when you wake up or before you go to bed can help. It's not selfish. It's as important as taking your medication.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Regulating Mood to Lessen Pain," "Psych Yourself Up for Exercise."

American College of Rheumatology: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Regulating Mood to Lessen Pain," "Psych Yourself Up for Exercise."

American College of Rheumatology: "Psoriatic Arthritis."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 17, 2018

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