Patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis could potentially have a new method at their disposal for treating the bothersome condition and one Tampa dermatologist couldn’t be happier about the developments.
According to a study presented at the 2015 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) annual meeting in San Francisco last week, researchers now believe that weight loss can reduce symptoms in patients who suffer from psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
“It’s a promising development,” said Dr. Seth Forman. “Both of these conditions can severely hinder the quality of life for those suffering from them. Anything that helps relieve the symptoms and ease discomfort can make a significant difference in patient’s lives.”
The study found that 62% of patients with psoriatic arthritis and 55% of patients with psoriasis reported symptom improvement following weight-loss surgery.
Dr. Forman, who is currently conducting a clinical trial for psoriatic arthritis, encourages more research like this from the medical community.
“We are very excited by the trials we’re performing but we’re only one practice,” said the Tampa Dermatologist. “Only through extensive, ongoing research can we give people the best medication possible to relieve their symptoms.”
In addition to psoriatic arthritis, Dr. Forman’s office is conducting clinical trials for eczema.
Dr. Forman is the founder of Forman Dermatology and Skin institute, located in Tampa, Fla. and has appeared on TV shows across the country, including the nationally syndicated show “The Doctors,” to provide sun-protection tips and to demonstrate his breakthrough skin cancer treatments.
If interested in being a part of the trial for psoriatic arthritis, or for more on Dr. Seth Forman, Tampa dermatology or Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, please visit www.FormanDerm.com.
About Dr. Seth Forman: Dr. Forman is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Tampa, Florida. He was voted the “Best Dermatologist in Carrollwood” the past three years by the Carrollwood News and Tribune. In December 2011, he opened his new Tampa dermatology office, Forman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, where he gives psoriasis sufferers access to the latest treatment options, including topical and oral medications, as well as biological and phototherapy. Dr. Forman is one of the few Tampa dermatologists to offer narrowband light therapy, which uses pharmaceutical grade light to suppress psoriasis. He’s also one of the few board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. to use the SRT-100 radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer.
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