Being overweight or obese can increase the likelihood that you will get psoriasis, and it may be more severe if you struggle to maintain a healthy weight. Studies are ongoing to understand the nature of the connection between bodyweight and psoriasis.
Talk to your doctor about checking your BMI to find out if you are overweight or obese, and what support is available to help you to lose weight.
Diet and exercise
Psoriasis increases the chance of you having heart disease, although it is not known why. No foods have been directly linked to worsening psoriasis, but to keep your weight down and to improve the quality of your life it is recommended that you eat healthily.
Your doctor will be able to offer you diet and exercise advice to help you.