Winter 2017

Special Steps for Rosacea Winter Care

While the warmer months are known to be difficult for many rosacea sufferers, wintertime poses its own challenges, and more than a third of rosacea patients have said it’s the hardest season of the year. 

Dispelling the Myth of Wine and Noses

Before the advent of modern medicine, it was commonly believed that rosacea was a side effect of excessive drinking. Today, of course, we know that rosacea is not a symptom of alcoholism, nor is there any reason to think that people with rosacea necessarily drink more than the average adult — in fact, even a teetotaler may have the condition. 

Yet despite the increased information and awareness about rosacea, the misconception persists. Ruddy cheeks and bumps and pimples were even used in the recent film Girl on the Train to telegraph the protagonist’s struggle with alcohol. 

Link Found Between Rosacea and Migraine

Researchers in Denmark have reported a potential link between rosacea and migraine headaches, finding an association between the two conditions particularly in women over the age of 50. A relationship between the two conditions has been hypothesized for the past 30 years, but only a handful of studies, mostly with limited sample sizes, have investigated the potential connection. 

New Survey Defines Impact of Rosacea In Social Situations

A new survey conducted by the NRS found that most rosacea patients have experienced some social repercussions due to rosacea’s impact on their facial appearance. 

“Rosacea can have a profound effect on the emotional and social lives of those who suffer from this very visible yet poorly understood condition,” said Samuel Huff, executive director of the NRS. 

Stress Management Can Play Key Role in Rosacea Control

Emotional stress can be difficult to define. It’s an invisible, immeasurable force that can exist in nearly every facet of our day-to-day lives, even if we are not aware of it. Living in a state of stress can impact both mental and physical health – causing muscle tension, making the heart and lungs to work harder, upsetting digestion and releasing hormones that affect the brain and reproductive systems. 

Further Studies Link Rosacea and IBD

Recent studies in the United Kingdom, South Korea and Denmark have found significant associations between rosacea and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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