29 October 2021
Professor Griffiths on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and lifestyle
World leading psoriasis expert, Professor Chris Griffiths, answers questions about psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and lifestyle (including diet and exercise).
This Psoriasis Awareness Week, we're delighted to bring you a new video in which Professor Chris Griffiths, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, answers some commonly asked questions about psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and lifestyle.
These topics are regularly asked about via our helpline and within our communities. Not only that, but understanding more about the role of lifestyle factors in treating psoriasis was identified as the number one psoriasis research priority by the 2018 Psoriasis Priority Setting Partnership (PSP). Professor Griffiths provides a great overview of what we know so far.
In this video, Professor Griffiths answers the following questions:
- Are lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise important in managing psoriasis? (0:23)
- Are lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise important in managing psoriatic arthritis? (1:54)
- Can any particular lifestyle factors, such as diet or lack of physical activity, make psoriasis better or worse? (2:47)
- Can any particular lifestyle factors, such as diet or lack of physical activity, make psoriatic arthritis better or worse? (4:18)
- Are people with psoriasis at an increased risk of developing any other conditions? If so, can diet and exercise help to prevent this? (5:03)
- What is motivational interviewing and how can people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis get the most from their treatments and improve their conditions? (8:27)
- Overall, what message could you give to people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis to get the most from their treatments and consultations? (10:29)
A big thank you to Professor Griffiths for giving up his time to share his expertise.
You can find out more about this year's Psoriasis Awareness Week here.