Psoriasis

 

Studies have shown that there is an association between psoriasis and the following conditions:

 

Diabetes mellitus type 2

 

Hypertension

 

Hyperlipidemia

 

Coronary heart disease

 

Obesity

 

Please consult your primary care doctor to notify them of your diagnosis of psoriasis and its association with the aforementioned chronic vascular and metabolic disorders.

 

Also, obese individuals have lower response rates to certain psoriatic therapies.  If you are overweight, please try to incorporate exercise and a healthy diet into your weekly schedule.

 

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