Focusing on psoriasis and eczema, Dr. Mehmet İlteber Bahadır gave important information to psoriasis patients and potential psoriasis patients. Dr. Bahadır emphasized that in this disease, attention should be paid to the diet.
Regarding psoriasis, one of the most common diseases today, Dr. Mehmet İlteber Bahadır gave very important information about the disease and treatment methods. Stating that psoriasis is a genetically inherited disease, Bahadır said, “There is no such thing as a mother, father, aunt, aunt, uncle or grandmother. Sometimes psoriasis is not found in seven generations. It can occur after seven generations. So don’t say I don’t exist. Let’s say your child is out or I don’t have a mother or father, don’t say how can I have psoriasis. The fact that the disease is inherited does not necessarily mean that a person will become ill. If he had been ill, it would have started right from birth and continued throughout his life. Psoriasis occurs in young girls, especially in the adolescence period, which we call adolescence. Again, it is a disease that can occur on the skin as a result of the withdrawal of hormones in the period called pregnancy and the period of withdrawal of hormones after pregnancy.
Stress is the biggest factor
Underlining that there are many factors that trigger psoriasis, Dr. İlteber Bahadır; “There are many factors that really trigger psoriasis. The first of these is stress, as psoriasis patients know very well. Other drugs taken with certain foods can trigger psoriasis. For example, a young woman entered puberty and went through a stressful process. It occurs on the arm, elbow, leg and scalp behind the ear, especially in women, on the body of a young girl. Also, if we pronounce it as it is written in medical books; Sedef, let’s say you quit because of stress. Then this woman lived a very happy life for 20 years, but unfortunately, psoriasis remains on the skin.
While psoriasis was a vicious circle, it is now an independent disorder. That is, it is independent of stress. The vicious circle continues as a disease, as a disease of independence from the drugs he has taken and from food. In normal people, the skin is renewed once a month. Old cells are shed and replaced by new cells. This is not so in psoriasis. In psoriasis areas, the patient’s body becomes flaky layer by layer 5-6 times a day. We call this appearance as psoriasis ‘psoriatic’ type, and as this skin sheds, it can gradually spread throughout the body and become a disease that can cover the whole body and turn the lives of people upside down.
Skin at risk
Saying that dry type skin is the type of skin that Psoriasis loves the most and that there are many types, Dr. İlteber Bahadır stated that psoriasis is the most common and spreads very quickly on dry skin, and said, “For example, sometimes a patient comes to us and he only has it on his elbows and knees. When we look at the patient more carefully, we realize that he has oily skin. For this reason, the disease remained limited only to the knees and elbows. We can give many examples like this. The appointments we give to the patients are really short, we look at the oil and moisture balance of the patient for 5-6 minutes on average. We look for new lesions on the skin and give the patient various recommendations and send them back again.
Nutrition is important
Emphasizing the importance of nutrition in psoriasis, Dr. Mehmet İlteber Bahadır said that he asked his patients to diet from time to time and said, “Especially the foods that give blood under the skin should be paid attention. Alcohol is one of them. Raw meatballs, which we call especially spicy and isotlu style; sausage, red, chili peppers, extremely spicy foods. Excessively spicy foods should be avoided. Again, in the tomato and eggplant summer period, patients should not overdo it. It is necessary to stay away from foods such as potato chips, french fries and pickles that increase itching. “Patients should definitely follow a diet for a short period of time,” he said.
Psoriasis is a winter disease especially
Dr. Bahadır said that patients should walk around comfortably in their short-sleeved t-shirts and shorts and swim in the sea during the summer, adding, “It is very important for us to strengthen our skin, go to the sea, sea water, sand, sun, and take frequent showers so that they can spend the summer comfortably. Psoriasis is a winter disease. Psoriasis usually goes away in the summer, and in the winter, when the weather gets dry and our skin starts to crack, patients see that psoriasis increases again. For example, while we recommend a bath or shower every other day in the winter period, we recommend our patients to take a shower every day or even twice a day in the summer period. In the winter period, we insist on every patient who comes here to take three or four baths a week at the earliest, every two days at the earliest, in order not to dry their skin.”