The H. pylori Bacteria and Rosacea Connection

There has been some speculation of a connection between the occurrence of rosacea and H.pylori bacteria. Although it may be hard to imagine how stomach bacteria can affect the facial skin, it is in fact a very easy connection. Any bacteria that infect the body will have an effect on the immune system – our body’s defense mechanism. When the immune system is compromised by bacteria or other factors, our skin, as the body’s largest organ will be one of the first areas to exhibit signs of distress. This distress can take the form of itching, increased redness, enlarged pores or bumps on the skin.

H.plyori is usually diagnosed through a medical exam to determine the cause of fatigue, anemia or gastric pain and tenderness. It can be easily treated with a course of antibiotics. The more lasting implications of a compromised immune system may also be easily treated through a simple diet change to improve the pH balance of the body. Drinking clean, un-contaminated water and checking the pH for acidity is an excellent starting point. You can improve the body’s pH by eating more fruits and vegetables and reducing the amount of fatty meats and fried foods. Additional dietary recommendations to improve the immune system can be found on the Rosacea Diet page.