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How does a healthy weight lower the risk of pustular psoriasis?

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Many people with psoriasis are overweight or obese. Sometimes people gain weight after they get psoriasis. Doctors don't know if there's a link between extra pounds and psoriasis, but it's wise to try to lose weight safely if you weigh more than you should. People who carry extra pounds have more severe cases of psoriasis, and the treatments for the disease don't work as well.

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Are Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Psoriasis?”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Stress and Psoriatic Disease.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on January 30, 2017

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