10 Causes of Rosacea

Rosacea is a highly noticeable and very uncomfortable skin condition that affects possibly about 415 million people all over the world. When neglected, it can impact a person’s quality of life by causing stress, hindering productivity, and even affecting relationships.

So if you have any of the following traits, you might be at a higher risk for developing this skin issue…

1. Skin Color

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Rosacea tends to occur more often among fair-skinned people, but those with darker skin colors aren’t exactly in the clear.

The same level of risk can be said about the following…

2. Ethnic Background

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As fair-skinned people tend to have rosacea more often than dark-skinned people, people with English, Scottish, and Northern/Eastern European roots are naturally more prone to developing it. Other ethnic groups, however, can still suffer from it, too, just at a lower rate.

Even gender plays a role in how likely someone is to develop rosacea…

3. Sex

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Usually, it’s women who have a higher risk of suffering from rosacea, but that’s not to say men have nothing to worry about, especially because more severe symptoms of rosacea are commonly in seen in males.

Yet another uncontrollable cause of rosacea is…

4. Age

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Rosacea is commonly diagnosed in adults between the ages of 30 and 60 years old. Notably, women above their 40s tend to get rosacea right around the early stages of menopause.

Not all “heirlooms” are worth celebrating, as our next cause suggests…

5. Family History

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The risk of developing rosacea may be partly hereditary. If a person has had several members of their family with a history of rosacea, chances are they may suffer from it at some point in their life, too.

Being “sun-kissed” might not always be a good idea…

6. Sun Exposure

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Most dermatologists recommend limiting sun exposure to avoid sunburns. But, excess sun exposure can also cause other skin problems, including rosacea, particularly because it can damage blood vessels.

Our next risk factor is a reminder to always wash your hands…

7. Infections

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Some studies have concluded that infectious organisms are linked to rosacea. The condition has been seen among some patients with gastrointestinal diseases, like Helicobacter pylori infections and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The following conditions bring more than just bodily pain…

8. Inflammatory Diseases

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Some systemic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and inflammatory bowel disease might cause rosacea. This has led some researchers to think rosacea could be more than just a rare skin condition.

Sometimes it’s not only the physical factors at play when it comes to causes of rosacea…

9. Emotional Stress

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Being in a state of emotional stress and anxiety can cause rosacea or trigger a skin flareup. In a survey conducted among rosacea patients, about 91 percent of them said stress further worsened their rosacea symptoms.

Our daily habits can have drastic effects on our health, too…

10. Lifestyle Factors

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Believe it or not, certain lifestyle habits are linked with rosacea. Things like eating spicy food, drinking alcohol, smoking, and using certain skin cosmetics can sometimes exacerbate existing symptoms or even cause the condition itself.


History Facts - The Crusades

  1. The crusades are viewed in a negative light because of a terminological misunderstanding. When the first crusade started, it was referred to as "Iter," which means "journey" or "pilgrimage." Until the 12th and 13th centuries, there was no distinction between a crusade and a pilgrimage.
  2. The word crusade is derived from the Latin "cruciate" - to mark with a cross. In the earliest records, not all those who joined necessarily fought. Also, not all who participated in battles were assumed to take the cross. All told, the crusades were nine separate campaigns.
  3. The crusade to the Holy Land" was sanctioned by the Pope. Its main objective was to wipe out Muslim rule, and the battles were infamously brutal. For example, in a 15th-century crusade against the Bohemian Reformation, Czech philosopher, Jan Hus, was burned alive.
  4. Crusades were also sanctioned by the Pope for more subversive factors too. Aside from ending heresy and paganism, they paved the way to conquering new territories, thus boosting the economy of the church and furthering its political influence.
  5. People joined the crusades for various reasons. Some did it to secure their afterlife. They believed that the sacrifice would grant them a place in heaven. Others looked forward to seizing lands from conquered territory to enjoy in this lifetime.
  6. Pope Innocent III initiated the Albigensian Crusade, which eliminated Catharism in southern France. The battles place were astonishingly violent. At one point, a furious crusader could no longer identify the heretics from the Christians and commanded his men to kill them all. Let God sort them out!

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