Question: My wife was recently diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist is recommending a regimen of biologics. Should I convince my wife to see a holistic doctor instead?
Dr. Brownstein’s Answer:
Psoriatic arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritic condition characterized by
joint pains, nail changes, and tendonitis. I have treated many patients with psoriatic arthritis. Like many other autoimmune conditions, an underlying infection is often part of the disease
process. Unless the infection is properly diagnosed and treated, the illness progresses.
Mycoplasma, chlamydia, and human herpes virus 6 are common infectious organisms found in psoriatic arthritic patients. Antibiotic or antiviral therapy, along with a holistic approach that emphasizes vitamins, minerals, and bioidentical hormones, have proven their worth in my practice.
More than 80 percent of the psoriatic arthritic patients that I have treated with the approach that I outlined in my book, Overcoming Arthritis, have had very good results.
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