Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk

October 15, 2014 8:34 PM

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Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects 2-4% of the general population. Metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, obesity and other cardiovascular risk factors are more common among people with psoriasis than those without the condition.

Increasingly, evidence is also suggesting that severe psoriasis is associated with increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease.

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