Your cancer history, the health of your heart, kidneys, and liver, your cholesterol levels; these are some of the issues that could impact your treatment selection.
Do you or a close relative have inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)? Some psoriasis treatments are FDA-approved also for these diseases, while at the same time, others of these treatments can occasionally trigger new or make worse existing IBD.
Do you have depression or anxiety, or other mood disorders (whether diagnosed or merely suspected)? Some of these treatments are being shown to improve patient-rated emotional state and quality of life, while others carry warnings that they can trigger depression or suicidal thoughts, or make existing depression worse. Even if not diagnosed, you should discuss any possible mood issues with your physician as part of your psoriasis treatment process.