Crohn’s disease is a term used to describe the gastrointestinal symptoms and complications which include inflammatory bowel conditions, diarrhea, abdominal pain, fever, fatigue and nausea. The term Crohn’s Disease is usually given when no other diagnosis of any other related gastrointestinal condition can be proven. Many researchers and studies have indicated a possible link between Crohn’s Disease and other gastrointestinal conditions and skin conditions such as rosacea.
This link in fact can be proven – both rosacea and Crohn’s Disease are physical ailments caused by inflammation. The skin as the largest organ in the body will often be the first to show signs of distress or to exhibit symptoms related to a malfunction in the body. Our body’s intestinal system processes toxins and removes waste from the body. So any disturbance in this system will have an immediate impact on the other organs of the body. The skin being the largest and most visible will actually be the first to show signs or symptoms of a malfunction within the body.
Rosacea, Crohn’s disease and gastrointestinal conditions are thought to be caused by an abnormal immune system response to intestinal bacteria. Increasing the body’s alkaline pH can be beneficial to restoring and balancing the immune system response thus reducing the symptoms of inflammation in both rosacea and Crohn’s Disease