If you suffer from psoriasis, make sure to talk to your dermatologist about the risks of developing some of the other diseases listed below. Naturally, your overall lifestyle plays an important role in preventing disease, as it does for everyone. So ask you doctor what you can do to lower your risk, reduce the symptoms and prevent them.
It is estimated that up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis.
Treating your psoriasis is also very important to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Psoriasis often leads to emotional stress and low self-esteem. Treating your psoriasis can alleviate the symptoms and therefore depression.
There is a significant association between psoriatic disease and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that include heart disease, abdominal obesity and high blood pressure.