SIBO as a Root Cause For Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition that involves chronic inflammation and redness on the central part of the face and eyes. It can present with just a red appearance or may also include visible blood vessels, acne-like breakouts or a “bumpy” texture to the skin. Rosacea can even spread to the back. A 2008 study from the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology showed that rosacea patients have a significantly higher rate of SIBO than the control group. SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) is a condition in which there are higher than normal levels of bacteria present in the small intestine. This can lead to inflammation and malabsorption in the small intestine. The study also found that if SIBO is removed, there was a nearly complete remission of the skin lesions in rosacea patients. If you are suffering from rosacea or other chronic skin conditions, schedule a consult with a Naturopathic Doctor at Arizona Natural Medicine to help treat the cause.