Although there are many diseases that affect the skin, we could say that psoriasis is one of the most annoying, because it causes, in places like the elbows, knees and scalp, reddish erythematous plaques covered by pearly scales. Do you know what foods you should avoid if you have psoriasis?
The most common symptoms, which help patients and their doctors to suspect and detect the presence of this disease, are mainly the appearance of monomorphic eruptions, scales on the skin that are accompanied by itching and inflammation of the joints. The most common, however, is scalp psoriasis, which appears in the form of thick dandruff on a red area of the scalp and tends to itch.
The truth is that it usually appears in people who have suffered trauma or infections (such as those of the upper airways caused by beta-hemolytic streptococcus) or even in patients who have taken drugs, such as lithium salts, beta-blockers, antimalarials or non-anti-inflammatory drugs. steroids.
Even so, it is possible that this disease also appears in people who have suffered situations of high emotional stress and who have had to deal with metabolic factors (such as hypocalcemic states) or with excessive intake of alcoholic beverages.
Although there are different ways to treat psoriasis depending on the extent of the lesions and the characteristics of the patient, (because according to each case, doctors may choose to apply a topical treatment with emollients and keratolytics, among other medications, or a systemic one, which usually include retinoids (derivatives of vitamin A) such as acitretin or immunosuppressants such as cyclosporine, one of the most important things during recovery is to maintain a proper diet, and therefore we must keep in mind some foods that are most inadvisable if we want the treatment to be effective .
For this reason, below you will find a list of the foods that you should not consume and the reasons why they are so inadvisable.
The deadly trio: coffee, alcohol and sugar
Although the consumption of these three products are already inadvisable for most people, even if they do not suffer from any disease, in the case of psoriasis patients, avoiding their consumption becomes essential to guarantee an optimal evolution and an effective cure of the illness.
In the first place, alcohol, which as we said is even banned by many nutritionists also for people without skin or health problems, is a drink that dilates the blood vessels of the skin and that gives way to the T cells, responsible for this annoying chronic disease.
Coffee, for its part, is also a stimulating drink that we should avoid because in addition to having the ability to aggravate acne and activating cortisol (something that can increase the amount of fat produced by the sebaceous glands and make acne breakouts more common) increases the production of cytokines in the body, so in case of psoriasis it must be completely vetoed .
Finally, we know that sugar in all its forms (cane, brown, honey, dextrose, maltose, fructose and corn syrup) that also contributes to premature aging of the skin, usually decrease the body’s immune responses, so for this reason the consumption of any kind of sugary drinks such as tetrabrik juices or soft drinks is also discouraged.
Junk food and red meat
Bad news for fast food lovers, but good advice to keep in mind if you want psoriasis to stop affecting your quality of life.
Junk food, that is, that which is made up of large amounts of sugar, fat and salt is quite harmful as normal but if you also suffer from psoriasis, it is still because of the amount of sugar and fat that this kind of food has make it more relevant by promoting inflammation.
What foods to avoid if you have psoriasis
And if the first thing that comes to mind when imagining this kind of food is, for example, the combination of a hamburger with potatoes, it is not by chance and it is that the red meat that is so commonly used in this type of business, It also promotes inflammation, so it is important to limit its consumption.
Although we do not normally identify them as malicious products, the truth is that both dairy (but especially cow’s milk) and corn are also included in the list of foods that we must avoid if you have psoriasis; the latter mainly because its basic components cause strong inflammations in certain delicate areas of the skin.
So exclude it from your usual diet and in the case of cow’s milk, try to replace it with other products such as soy milk, almond milk or vegetable milk.
Follow these tips and guarantee the health of your skin to notice, little by little, how your quality of life improves significantly.
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