What You Should Know About Psoriasis and Heart Health
Like most chronic conditions, psoriasis often goes hand in hand with at least one comorbidity. A comorbidity is a disease that a person experiences at the same time as another one, and there are a few different comorbidities associated with psoriasis, including heart disease.
This increased risk is particularly concerning for people who have severe psoriasis. “They are 54% more likely to suffer a stroke, 21% more likely to have a heart attack, and 53% more likely to die over a 10-year period than people without the skin disorder,” Bereliani says. He adds that they’re also more likely to need surgical cardiovascular procedures like angioplasty, which opens clogged arteries.
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