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    Question Do you have digestive problems ?

    Hello,

    Many studies show a link between rosacea and digestive problems (sibo, candida, leaky gut...).

    It is also my opinion that rosacea is an internal disorder, related to the digestive system and the immune system.

    After each meal, I feel bloating (my belly looks like a pregnant woman). also, I have the impression of having a very bad digestion, many foods give me gas. I'm pretty sure to have the leaky gut syndrome and SIBO.

    I would like to know : do you have digestive problems in addition to rosacea ?

    I would like a maximum of members to answer so that we can develop some kind of statistics on this link between rosacea and digestive problems.

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    I do NOT personally, but I am demodex type which may be relevant.

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    Hi

    Yes, I have digestive problems. Crohns disease, Sibo and parasite infection with blastocystis hominis and entamoeba histolytica. Rosacea and psoriasis occurred after a month of severe food poisoning. This was two and a half years ago and my gut and skin have not been the same since. Body covered in psoriasis head to toe and facial rosacea along with seb derm and occular rosacea.

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    I have digestive problems too. I had constipation my who life (I've been told it was even an issue when I was a baby) and then about 6 years ago things went the other way. The change coincided with the development of rosacea (not suddenly, it developed slowly) and I strongly believe there is a link. I've had a few tests with my gp (not sure what) but was told they came back clear and was informed that this was just "the new normal"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryad View Post
    I do NOT personally, but I am demodex type which may be relevant.
    Hi, I have been following your thread and feel you mostly certainly DO have digestive issues.

    Here is a significant clue:

    You state you changed your diet and approximately three weeks afterwards your face broke out severely resulting in the massive inflammation in which you presented here on the forum.
    It went from a simmer to a huge over boil.

    When someone changes their diet dramatically, the gut flora which was being 'fed' and supported by that diet dies and the metabolites released, ie endotoxins find their way into their system. Genetics probably determine which organ is affected by them and to what extent.
    In our cases, the face is a major target.
    It takes a long time for the body to recover from the onslaught and it seems that for rosaceans/flushers, support is needed in order to control the inflammatory fall out and to prevent more damage in the form of medications where appropriate, supplements and topicals.

    In addition, the diet which influences gut flora, results in the production of fatty acids, some of which determine the balance in the face. It would not be impossible to propose the theory that diet can help create an ideal environment for 'would be' opportunists in the face. Firstly enabling them to set up shop and then, to die off in great numbers if their food supply is significantly reduced.

    I have been through the same scenario myself and the few relevant studies available seem to support this idea/process.
    Physicians with additional training in functional medicine, along with scientists interested in the field, also hold this view.

    That aside, you have done a wonderful job taking control of your situation and making dramatic changes for the better, even if you may be missing some explanations as to why your improvement may have been achieved.
    Well done. It must be a huge relief for you and now I see your mother is gaining benefit from your journey as well.
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    agreed , i have digestive problems too that i am certain are linked to my red face, flushing and rashes (possibly eczema or seb derm).

    ive tried all sorts of creams and supplements but nothing has really had a massive effect

    i had some food intolerence testing done recently which gave interesting results - im very difficient in vitamins A and K , and also boron and melatonin ...

    also i have multiple problems with foods eg wheat , tomatos , certain E numbers , bread etc.

    it might be an idea for you to try the testing , it cost roughly 45 GBP

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    I have many digestive problems. When i was young i had diarrhea bloating after drinking milk, later on i was diagnosed as lactose intolerance, i ignored the diagnosis and kept on drinking milk and ate a lot of diary products, im always bloated, have a lot of gases, diarrhea, IbS, and i developed rosacea when i was 18. Fast forward 13 years, i now linked the digestive problems to my rosacea. I took high doses of probiotics and it worsened my rosacea, which indicates that i have sibo and leaky gut syndrome.
    Today is my first day to try gluten and diary free diet, very low card diet for one month. Its difficult but im willing to do anything to treat my rosacea.

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    Thank you for your answers.

    Continue to post for maximum response and to be able to determine more precisely if rosacea is really related to digestive problems.

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    I should add, I followed a gluten and dairy free diet strickly for 7 months. It made no difference to my digestive issues.

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    It would be interesting to know how many people do have SIBO or delayed gastric emptying. It's is interesting that some people are having benefits with LDN for rosacea. one thing with LDN is that it acts as a prokinetic which helps your intestinal muscles contract and cleanse the bowels, which in turn helps prevent SIBO small intestinal bacteria over growth.

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