What Health Risks Are Linked to Psoriasis?

By Leah Campbell
Reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
April 08, 2022

Our bodies are miraculous. The way our different systems work and function together is truly incredible. It’s a complicated puzzle that somehow all works together, and we don’t even consider how or why most of the time. We just wake up and go about our days.

The problem with such intricate systems is that when one part of the body struggles, it can quickly and easily lead to other parts of the body struggling as well. For people with chronic health conditions, this is typically known as a comorbidity, where one condition can contribute or be related to the development of another.

If you have psoriasis, it’s important you’re aware of the comorbidities people with psoriatic disease are most often at risk of developing, how to lower your risks, and what to do if you have at least one of them.