Streptococcus pyogenes and Psoriasis

The one fact is very interesting – guttate psoriasis (a lot of small red plaques commonly on the trunk) will develop very often after the strep throat.[196, 197, 198] It is well known fact that bacteria like Streptococcus pyogenes can cause also the (septic) arthritis.[53]

Strep throat is caused by one specific strain – Streptococcus pyogenes. This strain of bacteria is well known for producing very potent toxin – hemolysin (streptolysin). As the name tells the hemolysin is intended to break down the RBCs – red blood cells.[142] The Streptococcus pyogenes do so in order to get the iron from hemoglobin of the red blood cells in order  to live and proliferate.

So we have the bacteria which can and have to break the red blood cells (which leads to lower oxygen saturation in the tissues) in order to survive/multiply and psoriasis improvement is linked to more oxygen in the tissues. When somebody experience the strep throat it is very stressful for the whole body so the digestion is not so efficient as well as the stomach acid production. That’s why we are not hungry when we are ill. The body tries to fight off the infection and don’t want us to eat anything because it would be just another burden on our system resources.

Also a lot of people are already stressed, have the vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity etc. so they don’t produce enough stomach acid and liver enough of the bile acids. Then it is possible for the Streptococcus pyogenes to migrate into the intestines through the throat into stomach where is just  little or no stomach acid, then into duodenum and small and large intestine.

Those bacteria can attach to the intestinal wall and coat themselves with the biofilm (which consists of the polysaccharides, minerals, proteins and extracellular DNA).[143] As the bacteria start to multiply they produce more and more hemolysin which goes into the blood and breaks the red blood cells. Body notice that something is wrong and intentionally lowers the iron in the blood. That’s why it is important to test ferritin to diagnose the iron deficiency anemia and not just serum iron levels.[144]

The Streptococcus pyogenes may also hide in the cells (I think that in the skin that infection could cause the psoriasis).[210, 211, 212] Also the antibiotics may cause the bacteria to morph into the L-form which is resistant to the antibiotics based on cell-wall synthesis inhibition. And maybe just after that the cell-wall-deficient Streptococcus pyogenes can cause psoriasis.

Strep throat (or Streptococcal pharyngitis) is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes

When the body doesn’t have enough oxygen the basic processes like digestion start to lack. Not to mention that probably the most people have already bad digestion – they usually experience GERD (reflux – mostly caused by low stomach acid), pancreatic insufficiency, gallbladder issues (bile flow issues), liver problems, etc. But it is very common that they have no noticeable symptoms or have symptoms that they don’t consider as something is not alright (pale stool, light color urine, floating stool, watery stool, white tongue, dandruff, yeast infections, chronic bacterial/viral infections, etc.).

The bile flow is essential for healthy intestinal microflora. Bile dissolves the bacterial walls so they can not live in the small intestine and it is impossible for them to overgrow there and cause the problems.[145, 146] Also the endotoxins are dissolved/broken down by the bile released from the gallbladder and liver. This is a critical part of the healthy body since normal bile production regulates the intestinal bacteria proliferation as well as the breaking down the toxins into harmless substances.

The liver is capable to detoxify the blood however when there is a huge overgrowth of bacteria in the small (and large) intestine due to bad digestion (low stomach acid, pancreatic enzymes and bile acids deficiencies) those bacteria produce so many toxins (plus the dead bacterial cells release very inflammatory endotoxins/lipopolysaccharides) that the liver is not able to take care of them. Also the undigested proteins go into the blood and cause the inflammation and possible serious allergic reactions.[147]

So the toxins circulate in the blood and cause massive oxidative stress which leads to: damaged red blood cells, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, tiredness, depression, anxiety, etc.

Keep in mind that the bacterial toxins are very nasty and those toxins can and actually do interfere with various processes that have something to do about the delivering the oxygen into the tissues.[97]

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