Psoriasis may raise risk for diseases of heart, lungs, kidneys

August 8, 2013 1:01 PM

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Psoriasis may raise risk for diseases of heart, lungs, kidneys

Living with psoriasis can be difficult enough, but new research suggests sufferers may be at a higher risk for other serious diseases affecting vital organs like the heart, lungs and kidneys.

University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that compared to patients without psoriasis, people with the inflammatory skin condition were at risk of having at least one additional major medical disease, with risk increasing based on the severity of psoriasis.

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