H. Pylori & Rosacea

The connection between H. Pylori Bacteria Infection and Rosacea on the face

By Diana Drake, BCTN - July 14, 2021

H. Pylori is a type of bacteria that infects your stomach and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum). This can cause redness and swelling (inflammation) which cam express in the skin, known as Rosacea. Many people with this type of bacterial imbalance won't have any symptoms besides the redness in the facial skin - or they may have some of the following symptoms:
  • An ache or burning pain in your abdomen.
  • Abdominal pain that's worse when your stomach is empty.
  • Nausea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Frequent burping.
  • Bloating.
  • Unintentional weight loss.
From a natural view, a suspected increase in this bacteria can be linked to a lack of stomach acid (contrary to what one might think when they're experiencing heartburn-like symptoms). Stomach acid may weaken over time due to poor diet/nutrition and the use of ant-acid drugs or potentially other Rx drugs. Western medicine and dermatology tend to treat rosacea using a low-dose anti-biotic, but this unfortunately weakens the gut and the seat of the immune system which is already in distress. A stool test is a great place to start to detect the overgrown presence of this bacteria. Additionally, checking for Candida overgrowth is suggested while examining the health of the gut. In order to heal at the root cause several things need to be addressed:

1) Healing the H.Pylori infection.
2) Balancing the stomach acid levels.
3) Healing the gut through food and herbal supplements

Addressing these three root causes of rosacea can result in a reduction of the redness in the skin and over time with diet changes this condition maybe healed. If you suffer from rosacea and are ready to try an alternative approach that examines these root causes, please schedule a Complimentary 15 Minute Phone Consultation to discuss your case. Remember that the skin, our biggest organ, is simply the bodies way of showing us that something is imbalanced internally. 
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