What Causes Rosacea?
The cause of rosacea remains unknown. There is evidence that it is:
- caused by bacteria in mites that occur naturally on all human skin[ii],
- caused by the same condition as stomach ulcers and several other H. pylori-related digestive issues[iii],
- linked to underlying chronic inflammatory conditions (such as GERD (gastroesohpageal reflux disorder), as well as other types of inflammation-causing gastrointestinal disorders, hypertension (high blood pressure), female hormone imbalance, urogenital diseases (such as urinary tract infection), inflammatory cytokines, and metabolic, immune and endocrine changes)[iv],
- connected to certain autoimmune disorders (such as Type I diabetes and celiac disease)[v],
- an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine[vi],
- A reaction to the ATP in the body[vii].
There have been several other theories behind the condition, as well, but none have been fully proven.
What is the Cure for Rosacea?
Since there is no single cause that can be pinpointed for rosacea, so there is no single cure for rosacea.
The cure for rosacea will be as personal as the cause. For instance, if your rosacea is caused by the bacteria H.pylori, then solving that problem could be the cure for you. If, however, you have an underlying autoimmune condition, then solving that problem might be the cure for you.
To find the cure for your rosacea, speak with your doctor about the list of possible causes. Perhaps a systematic approach will help you isolate the cause in your case, and help you find the fastest road to a cure.
In the meantime, there are many types of conventional and natural rosacea treatments available to help you manage your symptoms. Let’s discover those next.
[i] New Study Discovers Genetic Variants May Be Linked to Rosacea http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/new-study-discovers-genetic-variants-may-be-linked-rosacea
[ii] Bacteria in Mites May Cause Rosacea http://www.rosacea.org/rr/2007/summer/article_4.php
[v] New Study Discovers Genetic Variants May Be Linked to Rosacea http://www.rosacea.org/weblog/new-study-discovers-genetic-variants-may-be-linked-rosacea