Very similar to acne, Rosacea is a disease that affects the facial skin, causing redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It is a chronic progressive process, with periods of exacerbation followed by remission. National Rosacea Society data show that 75% of people with rosacea feel self-esteem change with this condition and suffer from the impact on their careers.
Rosacea occurs most frequently in women, but this problem afflicts men also and more than imagined, especially men in their 30 to 60 years.
In an attempt to alleviate the problem, the cosmetic industry, the past seven years, increased by 35% Products for the treatment of Rosacea, but unfortunately, they do not solve the basis of the situation. It is still a great alternative searching for safe and natural treatments such as homeopathic formulas for Rosacea.
What are the symptoms of rosacea in Men?
The symptoms of rosacea include one or more of the following:
1. Frequent redness in the face. It is usually the first symptom and may be the one for months or years.
2. Erythema in some parts of the face. It may seem like a sunburn.
3. Small lifted out red spots (papules) and small cysts (pustules) on the face.
The spots and cysts are similar to acne. These may come and go in some cases but may remain for a long time if rosacea is not cured.
4. Telangiectasia on the face. It is small tiny blood vessels that can be seen under the skin and can become quite prominent in the face.
5. The skin thickening occurs in some cases. The best-known example is called rhinophyma (bigger and spongy nose). This symptom is rare.
The symptoms of the eye (ocular rosacea) occur in about half the cases are often mild. Among these are:
1. A sensation of a foreign body in the eye.
2. Burning eyes or itching.
3. Dry Eye.
4. Photophobia or sensitivity to light.
5. Problems in the eyelid as a cyst, sty or blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids).
6. Inflammation and infection of the cornea (the front of the eye) are a rare, but severe that can affect vision. Consult a physician urgently in case of eye pain or vision loss.
Rosacea does not cause pain or itching on the skin. However, in unusual circumstances, there may be a burning sensation on the skin. The patient do not get sick because of rosacea, and severe complications are rare.
Causes of Rosacea among Men
Many people are still unaware of the cause of Rosacea but some of the following situations may be the real cause of this evil, as some theories point. Let’s see:
• The first theory indicates that rosacea is a result of the excessive sensitivity of the blood vessels of the face.
• Another theory suggests that the problem is caused by mites (Demodex follicular) that live naturally in our skin. Individuals with rosacea have more mites than these people without a problem.
• Genetic factors (family history) are also listed as possible causes.
• Rosacea can also be associated with low stomach acidity, with subsequent infection by the Helicobacter pylori bacterium (see my article “Stop covering your Rosacea”). About 2/3 of subjects with Rosacea is infected with Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a common cause of low stomach acidity, and also the cause of the gastric and duodenal ulcer. A test for antibodies to the bacteria can tell you if you have trouble. If so, know that there are several natural strategies for this.
• The malfunction of the immune system can also be one of the causes of this disease.
This last statement comes from a recent study conducted at the University of California and led by Dr. Richard Gallo.
Our immune system produces proteins and antibiotics to fight disease and make us healthy. As the presence of harmful bacteria, our immune system kicks in, being stimulated both by irritation as infection.
During the study, the researchers observed that the immune system reacts different for the production of a protein called Cathelicidin, which has antimicrobial activity and proinflammatory. This protein could be the cause of Rosacea in particular individuals. The fact is that some of the symptoms of rosacea, such as inflammation of the skin and increase the blood vessels are associated with that protein.
Safe and Natural Treatments for Rosacea
The treatment can be done at home with the use of certain herbs readily available. The treatment can also be done through the prescriptions of allopathy and homeopathy.
Suitable homeopathic treatments to combat and prevention of recurrent crises.
The patient’s skin with rosacea is very sensitive to chemical and physical products such as soap, sanitizers alcohol-based, astringents and abrasives, peelings, etc. Homeopathy is one of the most effective natural treatments available for Rosacea and its symptoms. Homeopathic medicines are natural and are chosen based on their condition and current symptoms. Daily use of appropriate homeopathic products such as H-Rosacea is most recommended. The non-excessive exposure to sunlight, avoiding the period between 10 and 16 hours may also be considered
Consumption of ginger, black or red pepper, etc. may help improve digestion, though such condiments should be used sparingly to avoid the flushing of the face.
However, one of the key steps to treat Rosacea is to make a nice nutritional change and try to control stress. And you can bet! So, take note of these tips:
1) – Eat according to your metabolic type.
Consuming the right foods for your metabolic type is your best defense against Rosacea. As long you fortify your body with the nutrients it needs, your immune system becomes more fit as possible to do their part.
2) – Test your food allergy.
Try to make a food allergy test as there are foods that are inappropriate for you, and this can compromise your immune system, triggering the problem.
3) – Avoid sugar and grains
Look normalize your insulin sensitivity by reducing the intake of sugar, bread, pasta, rice, corn and potatoes to better health in general.
4) – Eliminate trans fat and processed food.
People do not understand that the highest concentration of omega 6 is in the skin. So if you consume too much-processed food, just saturating your level of omega six which predisposes the risk of Rosacea and even skin cancer. Try to use only healthy sources of this fatty acid as sunflower oil, sesame iol, and pumpkin seeds cold pressed.
5) – Correct your levels of vitamin D.
As the sun can be a potentiator of Rosacea, prefer to display only the day of the extremes to capture vitamin D or replacement with supplements.
6) – Exercise.
But attention! Do not exercise in the sun, especially on very hot days. Remember that exercise boosts your immune system.