Can Rosacea Be Caused By Celiac Disease?


cure for rosaceaThe condition of Rosacea, which consists of a reddening of the skin of the face around the forehead, eyes, nose, cheeks, and chin.

It can be aggravated by stress and external conditions, such as the types of food that is eaten, sunlight exposure, and exposure to household cleaning supplies.

There is some evidence that it can also be aggravated by gluten. The condition can become quite painful, and pimple like pustules can erupt and be painful as well.

There is evidence that if a person follows a gluten-free diet, the effects from Rosacea can be lessened and the conditions less painful. The main causes of the painful reddening of the skin and the plaque growths of the Rosacea conditions are still largely unknown, but evidence is growing that a lessened gluten content in the diet of such a person can be helpful.

People who have Rosacea have reported that when they follow a gluten free diet, the redness that is shown with the Rosacea, clears up on a regular basis. Although this occurs on a regular basis, the experts still say that there is no medical evidence that this is actually true. This could also simply mean that there is no clinical study or studies that documents this actual occurrence.

There is also the possibility that people who have gone onto a gluten-free diet and have had a reduction of redness and symptoms of Rosacea, were misdiagnosed and that instead of Rosacea, they really have a form of dermatitis that reacts well to the gluten-free diet. In other words, the doctor misdiagnosed the skin condition instead of psoriasis or a similar dermatitis.

apples-fallingA condition called Dermatitis Herpetiformis is often diagnosed as a disease that is associated with Celiac disease.

It has been documented that the symptoms are reduced markedly when a gluten-free diet is introduced. The longer the patient stays on the diet, the better the face condition becomes.

This condition is ascribed as a pre-condition to full-blown celiac disease, and serves to act as a warning to individuals that they should begin to eat a gluten-free diet.

The symptoms of the Dermatitis Herpetiformis are very similar to Rosacea in that the face displays a red rash that itches, with bumps and blisters, illustrating why this can be easily confused.

The gluten-free diet is not necessarily a cure-all, but it has enough effect with Rosacea so that it is worth considering as a possible relief of the symptoms. It is important to consult with your doctor in all cases if you have any of the symptoms that occur with Rosacea, or the other skin conditions which are evident that are similar to Rosacea.

There is a difference between celiac disease and mere gluten intolerance. Gluten intolerance is simply the beginning stages of a possible full-blown celiac disease syndrome. Both of these conditions are the result of the body’s intolerance to gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, barley, sometimes oats, and other grains.

The presence of gluten causes an autoimmune reaction which can damage the small intestine, which can result in a diminished absorption of nutrients, which can lead to malnutrition and allergy like symptoms. The disease can also be confused with other bowl and intestinal maladies such as IBS, Gerd, and colitis.

treatment for rosaceaPeople are fairly tolerant of disorders like this, until it gets to the point of severe discomfort, and then they will go see their doctor, who most likely prescribes medication.

If the wrong disease is diagnosed, the individual can still suffer for months, while the medical community attempts to discover what is really the matter.

Doctors are now beginning to discover celiac disease more quickly, sometimes as the result of everything else that did not work, and more now as a definitive pattern of many of the symptoms of all the other diseases together, and other patterns that define celiac problems that go along with the bowel problems.

One definite method of determining that gluten is a problem is to go on a gluten-free diet, and see if things start to clear up. When they do, you know that you are on to something.

It is estimated that one person out of 33 people have the disease, and yet only 3 per cent of these people have been diagnosed. And those people have probably been walking around using antacid remedies, and all kinds of over the counter medications.

There are some who say that the changes to the quality of our food supplies have been a major cause of things such as celiac disease, so the remedy there is to go gluten-free if that has been a cause of current discomfort.

food intoleranceIt is more circumstantial evidence that people who suffer from Rosacea and similar skin problems should try a gluten free diet, because there is really nothing to lose.

You are not going to suffer from not eating gluten at all, and while you are at it you could find sources of organic produce, and organic meat sources.

Our food supply is full of chemicals, pesticides, and antibiotics for the meats anyway, and all of these additives are certainly not doing us any good at all.

There is no hard evidence that gluten in our diets causes Rosacea, but Rosacea has existed long before gluten became the problem that it is today. This would suggest that the gluten has changed, and not the cause of Rosacea.

The very fact, however, that a gluten free diet can improve the conditions of the Rosacea for the afflicted individual would suggest that starting a gluten free diet would be a sensible thing to do.


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