Behcet 's Disease

Its name, the Turkish scientist who defined the disease, Behçet's Disease, named after Prof. Dr. Hulusi Behçet, is a systemic and chronic inflammatory rheumatic disease that can affect various parts of the body. The disease, the cause of which has not been determined exactly, progresses in fluctuating attacks and reduces the quality of life of the person with whom this syndrome is seen. With appropriate treatment, the symptoms can be rarefied by diluting the attacks of the person.

In the RTM system, the goal is not to directly suppress the symptoms of Behçet’s disease and to make away with the symptoms. It is to reveal the causes of this individual-specific disease and to identify the source of the disease and to treat it. In the treatment, it is aimed to restore the infrastructure that causes the disease and to ensure the normal functioning of the systems.

Let’s shortly glance at Behçet’s Disease…

What is Behçet’s Disease?

Behçet’s Disease, also known as Behçet’s disease, is a disease that develops due to a disorder in the immune system. This rare chronic disease causes inflammation of blood vessels in different parts of the body.

Prof.  Dr. Hulusi Behçet

Specialist of dermatology, who lived between 1889 – 1948. Dr. Hulusi Behçet was the first scientist to describe Behçet’s disease, which is now named after him, in 1937, that is, vasculitis, which is an inflammation of blood vessels.

What Causes Behçet’s Disease?

Although the exact reason of Behçet’s Disease is not known, medical specialists think that it is caused by a malfunction in the body’s immune system. Also, it is thought that genetic and environmental factors play in common role in the emergence of the disease, since it is generally common in Asia and the Middle East.

What are the Symptoms of Behçet’s Disease?

The symptoms of Behçet’s Disease may vary from person to person and may intensified or calm down over time. In the early stages, many symptoms that do not seem to be related to each other can be observed. The symptoms of Behçet’s disease vary depending on which part of the body is affected by the disease. Symptoms include skin rashes and lesions, mouth and genital sores, and eye inflammation. The progressive complications of the disease develop depending on the emerging symptoms.

The mouth is one of the areas most affected by Behçet’s Disease. The most common symptom is raised, small, painful sores that look like cancer wounds in and around the mouth, which soon become painful ulcers. These wounds last one week to three weeks to heal but will repeat frequently.

People with Behçet’s Disease sometimes take shape acne-like wounds on their bodies. Others develop abnormal tissue growths, most commonly on the lower legs. Fluffy and extremely sensitive nodules form on the surface of the skin. On the genitals of men and women, open sores that are red, painful and leave marks may occur.

Another symptom is ophthalmia. The eye consists of three layers and the inflammation that develops in the middle layer of the uvea is called uveitis. It causes pain, redness, and blurred vision in both eyes. This condition may be exacerbated or subsided from time to time during the disease process. In order for uveitis not to cause serious vision problems, it must be treated at the right time.

Joint swelling and pain in Behçet’s Disease mostly affect the knees, although sometimes the wrists, ankles or elbows may also be affected. Symptoms may persist for one to three weeks and heal by itself.

Behçet’s Disease can cause various symptoms related to the digestive system such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and bleeding.

Inflammation caused by a blood clot in the veins can cause redness, swelling and pain in the arms or legs. If inflammation occurs in large arteries and veins, it may cause complications such as aneurysm, vascular occlusion or narrowing.

If inflammation occurs in the brain and nervous system due to Behçet’s Disease, it can cause fever, headache, dizziness, loss of balance or paralysis.

Who Gets Behçet’s Disease mostly?

Behçet’s Disease, which is very rare in childhood and over the age of 50, usually appears between the ages of 20-40. It occurs with equal frequency in men and women, but the symptoms of the disease develop more severely in men.

How is Behçet’s Disease Diagnosed?

Unfortunately, there is no laboratory test specific to the disease that makes the definitive diagnosis of Behçet’s Disease possible. In order to make the diagnosis, the clinical findings of the person are evaluated by the specialist doctor.

Approach to Behçet’s Diseasein the RTM System

Approach to the Cause of Behçet’s Disease in the RTM System

Our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by developing. The RTM System includes its own diagnostic and treatment protocols. Diseases in the RTM System; It is seen as a new balance or new adjustment points created in the body in order to continue life against internal and external negative conditions.

There is a source pattern called the Triad of Disease, which causes new settings to come into play in the body. This triple structure, which includes contamination in the body, system disorders and code changes in DNA (epigenetics), process as follows in Behçet’s Disease;

Contamination; We call the accumulation of toxins in the body contamination. These toxins can be in the form of sometimes we are exposed to, sometimes free radicals that are constantly produced in the mitochondria, and sometimes general wastes that arise as a result of the body’s metabolic activities.

Sometimes the inadequacy of the detox, that is, the cleansing systems, and sometimes the defects in familial gene transmission can be effective in the pollution processes of the body.

Liver, Skin, Kidney and Lung have been assigned to organize our body’s detox activities. Thanks to the detox organs, the accumulated wastes are removed from our body. Defects or insufficiency in the detox organs (insufficiency due to excessive toxin exposure) caused by various reasons will cause toxin accumulation in the tissues backwards. Toxins will begin to accumulate first in the blood and then in the related tissue.

The body is informed by the disruption in detox processes. As a result of this information, the relevant structures are activated. At first, the defense system temporarily takes over the detox process and reflexively increases the defense cells. If the toxic process continues, then the matrix will switch to permanent information changes in DNA and the defense cells will be increased permanently.

In other words, we now have defense cells that act according to the toxic level. At first this seems fine. Because the troublesome situation caused by the toxicity has been resolved temporarily. However, in order to ensure this situation, more defense cells are active than necessary, and accordingly, there is a constant state of alarm.This process, which can be tolerated initially, opens the door to new patterns afterwards. Cells, which are quite large in number, do not stay idle over time and constantly determine new duty processes for themselves. Defense cells begin in the course of time to shift the processes of reducing the toxic load in the blood to the tissues where toxic accumulations are present. This action is the first signals of a new pattern process because the tissues with the accumulations begin to become the target of the defense cells over time. The defense response, which is general at first, becomes tissue-specific over time because the tissues related to new information were also perceived as harmful.

Systems Deterioration; Sometimes, our defense system may become irregular and inadequate due to recurrent infections or intensive antibiotic use or familial infrastructures. The body reveals new settings under these circumstances for defense. Although inadequacy is perceived as scantness, the body exhibits the opposite transition with new adjustments. With this transition, it protects itself against future actions. Even if it is not necessary, it activates the backup defense cells as if it is needed and increases the defense level, which it should be one, to ten.When attacked, these cells take action and coordinate the defense. But even if the danger situation is over, these cells always remain in the attack state. However, it has no specific task and no cell to attack. That is, these cells are both active and non-functional and empty. So, what do these unattended circulating defenseless cells do?

Deterioration in other systems appear as a chronic disease if the defense system is intact. However, if there are deteriorations in the other system in addition to the deterioration in the defense system, the defense cells can take on the task of correcting these deteriorations and try to correct them.

Due to the genetic background, some individuals may be inclined to be confused or more aggressive by the defense system.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN DNA; Causes such as contamination in the body or malfunctions in the systems we have explained above cause information changes in DNA, and as a result of this information change, defense cells increase. These increased defense cells will fight the toxins or metabolic wastes accumulated in the tissues and will become specific to that region.

Treatment of Behçet’s Disease in the RTM System

The aim of the RTM System is not to directly suppress the symptoms of Behçet’s Disease, but to make away with the Disease Trait that is the source of Behçet’s Disease, which we mentioned above. In the RTM System, this is called the Treatment Triad.

Treatment Triad includes processes aimed at initiating the detox process to return to the normal state of balance in the body, eliminating the imbalance in the failing systems and reversing the epigenetic changes in DNA. This process is planned completely individually.

The main part of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings of the individual, and measurements performing specific to RTM clinics. With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, treatment is aimed by withdrawing the disease trait that forms the source part. By informing the body with the seed parts of the plants, it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA that determine the new adjustment constants. In order to adapt the body to the normalization of this information, the treatment triad is activated by using the leafy parts of the plants, accelerating the detox activities in the body and regulating the systems. When the disease triad is withdrawn, it is aimed that the body will by itself return to the norm form.

In order to both support the body and accelerate the treatment process, in addition to RTM phytotherapeutics, nearly 25 traditional medicine methods such as Ozone, Hijama, Acupuncture, Magnetic field therapy are planned according to the needs of the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Behçet’s Disease  Genetic?

The mode of inheritance of the Disease is not clearly determined. However, genetic predispositions are suspected, especially in patients at an early age. Behçet’s Disease has been associated with a hereditary predisposition (HLA-B5), especially in cases in the Mediterranean basin and the Far East.

Is Behçet’s Disease Cotagious?

It is known that Behçet’s Disease is not communicable. Due to the appearance of the wounds on the skin, genital area and mouth, it is made mistaken that the disease is contagious. However there is no spreading from person-to-person.

Is Behçet’s Sydrome Transmitted Sexually?

Although symptoms such as aphthae and discharge in the genital area cause the illusion that it is cotagious, it is known that Behçet’s Disease is not sexually transmitted.

Is Behçet’s Disease Deadly?

Complications in the veins and pulmonary involvement due to Behçet’s Disease are likely to cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Therefore, the treatment of patients with vascular involvement, especially young male patients, should be carried out meticulously and regular follow-up should be done.

What should Behçet’s patients stay away from?

It is very important for people with Behçet’s Disease  to keep their immune systems strong. Factors that will weaken the immune system such as intense stress, other diseases, extreme fatigue, unhealthy diet should be avoided. Tobacco and tobacco products should be avoided as it is known that tobacco has negative effects on the veins and increases system involvement in Behçet’s patients.

What is Neuro Behçet’s Disease?

Behçet’s Disease can occur with different symptoms in different parts of the body. The condition in which the disease is experienced with neurological symptoms is called Neuro Behçet’s Disease (NPH).

Can Behçet’s patients get pregnant?

Behçet’s Disease is not an obstacle to getting pregnant. Although it varies from person to person, the symptoms of the disease are usually relieved during pregnancy. However, women with Behçet’s Disease should go through the pregnancy process under special monitoring.

Is Behçet a chronic Disease?

Behçet’s Disease is a chronic disease that can recur throughout life, although fluctuations may occur in its symptoms.

What is Behçet’s rheumatism?

Behçet’s Disease is an inflammatory rheumatic syndrome that progresses with aphthae and wounds in various parts of the body, eye, joint, vessel and nerve involvement.

Is Behçet’s Disease cancer?

Behçet’s Disease is not cancer and there is no risk of it turning into cancer. Depending on the function of the affected area, the quality of life may decrease during the active periods of the disease, but the function of the organ can return to normal with appropriate treatment.

Does Behçet’s Disease affect the eye?

Behçet’s disease can often affect the eye, and if left untreated, it can lead to permanent sight impairment. According to the studies, it can cause inflammation in the eyes in 50 to 70 percent of cases.

Does Behçet’s Disease cause fever?

Since Behçet’s Disease is a systemic disease that can affect many organs, it can also cause symptoms of weakness and fever.

Does Behçet’s Disease affect sexual life?

Although it has symptoms that reduce the quality of life in general, it can sometimes negatively affect sexual life because it can cause wounds in and around the genitals.

At what age does Behçet’s Disease begin?

Behçet’s Disease is rare in children, even in high-risk populations. The rate of diagnosis under the age of 16 is approximately 3%. It was observed that it mostly started in the age range of 20-35 years.

Which parts of the body does Behçet’s Disease affect?

Although primarily recurrent mouth and genital area sores and symptoms in the eyes are encountered, Behçet’s Disease can also be effective in the veins, joints, digestive system, kidney, lung and nervous system.

Does Behçet’s Disease Recur?

Behçet’s Disease is a recurrent and chronic disease. The frequency of recurrence of attacks varies from person to person. During the process, there are periods when the symptoms decrease, disappear and increase.

Does Behçet’s Disease affect the heart?

Behçet’s disease, although rare, can affect the heart. However, it does not cause these conditions such as heart membrane inflammation, valve thickening, or heart failure, as in other inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Only and rarely may clot formation occur inside the heart.

Does Behçet’s Disease  affect the brain?

It has been reported that the brain and neurological system may be affected in approximately 10% of Behçet’s Disease cases. This picture, called Neuro Behçet’s, is an important clinical condition and should be treated meticulously.