For More Information
Learn more about ongoing clinical trials by contacting 847.492.5700 (Ext. 1288).
The Heartbreak of Psoriasis
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the United States.
Psoriasis is not just an aesthetic issue. Nearly 60 percent of patients with the condition report that the disease is a significant problem in their daily lives.
Studies show that 10 to 30 percent of patients also will develop psoriatic arthritis. There also is increasing evidence of a link between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome, suggesting that people with psoriasis may be at greater risk for heart attack and stroke because the constant inflammation causes strain on the body.