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April 24, 2019

How Psoriasis May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

Psoriasis and Heart Disease

The American Heart Association insists that inflammation is at the center of cardiovascular disease: certain genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors can injure and inflame the heart and blood vessels, causing a build-up of plaque in the arteries (atherosclerosis), which will increase your chance of heart attack and stroke. Since psoriasis (and all its myriad symptoms) stems from an inflammatory response of the immune system, many experts believe that this inflammation can raise the risk of serious...

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