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3 Diet Restrictions For Vitiligo Patients

attentions and symptoms of segmental vitiligoVitiligo is a depigmentation skin disease. What about the diet restrictions for vitiligo patients? In the following part, I will list three diet restrictions for vitiligo patients.

1. Over intake foods rich in VC.

The vitamin C is a restoring agent, it participate into the tyrosine metabolism and can inhibit the dopa oxidation and restore the formed melanin in the skin into colorless substances and water soluble gum like substances and decrease the melanin formation. The VC widely exist in the fruits, vegetables and the leaves of some plants. There are some foods rich in vitamin C such as melon, grapefruit, pawpaw, strawberry and etc. Some fruit juices enhance the vitamin C. There are some vegetables rich in VC such as asparagus, broccoli, cabbages, mustard leaf and etc. Generally speaking, the fruits and vegetables with sour flavor with higher content of VC. What we stressed is the limit of the foods rich in VC intake such as apples, tomatoes, citrus and etc. Normally there are few cases related with the over intake the food VC cause the vitiligo, there are many cases shows the vitiligo onset related with the intake of the medicine contains VC.

2. Wines and seafood.

There are many patients over eating seafood or drinkings wines got vitiligo. In the outpatient shows, often after one week over drinking or over eating seafood induce vitiligo. There are some outpatients can clearly point out the causal relationship of the wines and seafood and their vitiligo. Part of the vitiligo patients complains that every time they drink wines or eat seafood, their vitiligo will expand. Part of the vitiligo patients indicates that every time after they drink wines or eat seafood, their vitiligo will expand. Part of the vitiligo patients said after drink wines and eat seafood, the only feelings they had is itch.   There are some patients work in food catering industry or the jobs hard to abstain the wines and cigarettes, their vitiligo expand often hard to control. It’s pathogenesis might related with the wines can influence their nerve endocrine function and damage their livers and kidneys.

As for the seafood, it might cause the allergic reactions and cause the immunity function disorder. There are few patients got vitiligo because of eat mutton.

3. The foods rich in phenol or phenol substances.

There are some foods rich in phenol substances such as coffee, vegetables, fruits. The phenol have cytotoxicity effects to the melanocyte. Except for that, there are many people have food bias, intake too much beverages or with obesity problems found their vitiligo hard to control.


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