7) Weight loss
Losing weight can also benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis, especially if the individual is overweight or obese. Extra weight puts extra pressure on the articulations, especially the spine and the lower limbs. Thus, the pain increases and becomes more difficult to control. Losing weight will reduce the burden on your joints and help other medication do their work more effectively.
On the other hand, being overweight and obese trigger inflammatory conditions, and they are both inflammatory problems by themselves. The excess fatty tissue synthesizes inflammatory cytokines and produces a type of low-grade inflammation that may worsen the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis.