People with psoriasis face higher risks of developing other chronic and serious health conditions, called "comorbid diseases" or "comorbidities." These conditions include heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes.
People with more severe cases of psoriasis have an increased incidence of psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, depression, obesity, and other immune-related conditions such as Crohn's disease.
Depression can hit people with psoriasis hard. One study estimates that about one-fourth (24%) of people living with psoriasis suffer from depression. The good news is that you do not have to feel sad or hopeless because there is treatment.