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Is chronic psoriasis linked to heart problems?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Not Simply Skin
There has been an association between psoriasis and increased risk of heart disease possibly due to other concomitant factors (inflammation and increased lipids) that seem to exist with this condition.
Screening psoriatic patients more aggressively than previously thought to modify their risky behaviors and address treatable issues would go a long way toward lowering risk before illness strikes.

In brief: Not Simply Skin
There has been an association between psoriasis and increased risk of heart disease possibly due to other concomitant factors (inflammation and increased lipids) that seem to exist with this condition.
Screening psoriatic patients more aggressively than previously thought to modify their risky behaviors and address treatable issues would go a long way toward lowering risk before illness strikes.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The pro-inflammatory nature of psoriasis has been associated with risk for cardiovascular disease.
In fact patients with psoriasis are more likely to have heart attacks & strokes than people who don't have the skin disorder. Therefore it is important to seek care if you have psoriasis and to be screened for heart disease risk factors & make lifestyle changes to minimize risk for future problems.

In brief: Yes
The pro-inflammatory nature of psoriasis has been associated with risk for cardiovascular disease.
In fact patients with psoriasis are more likely to have heart attacks & strokes than people who don't have the skin disorder. Therefore it is important to seek care if you have psoriasis and to be screened for heart disease risk factors & make lifestyle changes to minimize risk for future problems.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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