Did you know that paying close attention to what you eat can help in reducing psoriasis? It’s true! Dr. William Abramovits and his associates at the Dermatology Treatment and Research Center of Dallas, TX encourage patients who struggle with psoriasis to ask him and his team about the benefits of correcting diet and nutrition concerns to reduce flare ups.
What is psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin condition that is common in adults and can cause a variety of issues for individuals. This chronic skin condition is actually linked to problems within the immune system, during which the skin overproduces skin cells. This causes the formation of dry, red, and flaking skin along with silvery scales that appear anywhere, but are typically see around the joints such as knees and elbows. Patients with psoriasis may experience thick nails, joint stiffness, swelling, soreness, itching, and burning.
Is my diet triggering my psoriasis?
For some patients, the answer is yes! Patients who have a diet that is high in sugar may experience more inflammation in the body than those who have lower sugar consumption in their daily diets. In fact, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology conducted a study in mice during which they were able to trigger inflammatory changes in their skin in a few short weeks by implementing a diet high in sugars. Additionally, other foods are found to be problematic for these same patients, including those who eat or drink significant amounts of:
- Saturated fats
- Highly-refined carbohydrates
- Alcoholic beverages
- Red meats
- Highly-processed foods
For many patients, switching to a diet or nutritional lifestyle such as those high in leafy greens, fruits, and vegetables may reduce psoriasis, as well as enjoying more foods with omega-3 fatty acids. Many patients considering certain nutritional plans to improve their condition may find that diets such as the Mediterranean Diet, is beneficial in reducing overall inflammation in the body and soothing psoriasis symptoms.
Request more information regarding the connection between nutrition and psoriasis
If you reside in the area of Dallas, TX and are interested in learning more about the link between psoriasis and the foods you eat, now is the time to call (972) 661-2729 to schedule a consultation visit with our team at 5310 Harvest Hill Road, Suite #160. The office is open to new patients and continues to assist those who are already regular patients at our state-of-the-art practice.