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Weight Gain and Psoriasis

Posted on June 07, 2019



Weight Gain and Psoriasis

There is a complex relationship between weight gain and psoriasis. Both psoriasis and obesity are related to inflammation in the body. Some researchers believe that being overweight increases a person’s risk for developing psoriasis, while others think having psoriasis leads to weight gain. Both could be true. Psoriasis symptoms also seem to become more severe as body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat, increases.


MyPsoriasisTeam members discuss issues of weight gain associated with psoriasis, as well as with medications prescribed for psoriasis, including Stelara, Humira, and corticosteroids.


“Has anyone experienced weight gain while on Stelara?” asked one MyPsoriasisTeam member.


“I am struggling to lose weight. Are any of theses drugs responsible: Methotrexate, Infliximab, Sertraline, Amitriptyline, Atorvastatin?” another member asked the community.


On MyPsoriasisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with psoriasis, members discuss their personal challenges dealing with weight gain and psoriasis.

 

Here are some recent conversations about weight gain and psoriasis:

 

Here are some recent question-and-answer threads about weight gain and psoriasis:
 

Have you struggled with weight gain and psoriasis?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyPsoriasisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.


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