Skin Issues

Acne

Acne is a chronic skin condition caused by clogged or plugged pores present under the skin. It commonly develops on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. It often appears as small to large, red bumps on the skin, which may be painful in some cases. Acne can also be caused by oxidative stress and inflammation.

Eczema

These are inflamed lesions on the skin. This condition can occur during childhood and adulthood. It is multifactorial and therefore it is important to identify the root cause and not just manage it with topical medications. Diet modification, stress management, and sleep hygiene are important in achieving the improvement and treatment of eczema.

Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral Dermatitis is inflammatory rashes that appear on the skin around the mouth. A facial rash is characterized by a scaly or bumpy rash around the affected area. Just like other skin issues, perioral dermatitis is an issue that goes beyond the skin. The root cause can be food intolerances, stress, and impaired immunity, among others.

Psoriasis

A chronic condition that not only affects the skin but also the other parts of the body especially the joints. Patients with psoriasis have associated risk factors for hypertension, dyslipidemia, and other systemic illnesses that are caused by inflammation. Therefore to get to the root cause of the problem, modifiable lifestyle factors starting with food modification can greatly improve and treat this condition.

Rosacea

A chronic type of skin condition that causes inflammation which manifests as pustules and flushing of the skin accompanied with small blood vessels that are visible. Rosacea is triggered by the increase of inflammation in the body such as stress, hot temperatures like baths, and eating spicy food. A sensitivity reaction to a mite that lives inside the pores of the skin is also one of the primary causes of these conditions. Interestingly, there is a connection between systemic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, celiac disease, and rosacea. All of which are inflammatory in nature.

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a type of long-term skin condition in which the melanin, pigment cells of the skin are destroyed causing affected areas to turn pale. It often appears as patches of white skin. This condition is caused by toxins, genetics, and nutritional deficiencies.

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