Statin Use and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Angie Szumlinski News

If you have ever had to use a statin medication for cholesterol control, you may have experienced muscle pain and overall weakness. These are a few of the side effects some people experience when taking statins and I have family members who have just these symptoms! So, when I read that a study was conducted to determine if there was …

Psoriatic Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Angie Szumlinski News

A recent study published in Arthritis Care and Research, investigators found a similar prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in patients with psoriatic arthritis compared to the general population. Patients with psoriatic arthritis who are more likely to undergo osteoporosis screening are those with traditional risk factors including age and menopause, as well as those with features suggestive of higher disease …