How much sugar would you say the average American consumes a day? Well, the USDA reports that the number ranges from 22 to 30 teaspoons. That’s an alarming number, but especially when it comes to skin conditions. More than 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some degree of atopic dermatitis. You may already know that an eczema outbreak typically results in red, swollen, and cracked skin accompanied by an uncomfortable itch. So what exactly causes the condition? Unfortunately, doctors have been unable to identify the root cause of eczema. That said, it’s imperative for your child to avoid certain trigger factors. Keep in mind that diet is one of the major ones. Read on to learn about the effects of sugar on eczema and other skin conditions.
In this article from The Flawless Program, it’s emphasized that sugar usually has a negative impact on the skin because it causes high amounts of inflammation in the body. Let’s take a moment to think about some of the unhealthy foods your child eats. Maybe they have candy bars, sodas, or ice cream on a somewhat regular basis. It seems innocent, right? Be aware that these simple carbohydrates can cause your child’s insulin levels to spike, creating the dreaded inflammation that produces eczema.
When the body fails to metabolize glucose the way it should, glycation occurs. Glycation leads to cracking, weak skin that takes longer to heal, as well as future damage such as thinning and dryness. It’s not exactly a great combination for eczema, is it? With that in mind, let’s look at how sugar induces glycation. The more sugar your child eats, the more advanced glycation end products (AGEs) enter the skin. It’s why parents who have children with eczema should limit simple carbs and sugars as much as possible.
Now we can dive into some tips for eating less sugar!
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The Atopic Triad is a term used when a person has a combination of atopic dermatitis (eczema), asthma, and allergic rhinitis (hay fever). A common occurrence, almost 80% of children suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema) also develop asthma, and/or allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and/or other food allergies. Learn more about the Atopic Triad and how it might be affecting your child.
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Using soft tape, measure around the head just above the ears, across the forehead to determine circumference.
TEWLTect smart fabric has a generous amount of stretch.
Using soft tape, measure around your head, from the center of your forehead, keeping tape straight and parallel to the floor. Measure around the fullest part.
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