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Alternative and natural treatment for Acne Vulgaris in Australia - Your Health are located in Australia are a group of alternative / holistic doctors providing natural, holistic treatment for Acne Vulgaris in Australia.
Acne Vulgaris
Standard Definition
Acne vulgaris is a skin disorder characterised by lesions, which generally appear on the face, chest, and upper back. Acne often develops when rising levels of male hormones (in both males and females) at puberty stimulate and enlarge the oil (sebaceous) glands in the skin's hair follicle pores. The oil causes the cells to stick together and block the pores, normal bacteria on the skin then grow under the skin's surface in the follicles resulting in inflammation, infection and in some cases scarring. Acne rosacea is a completely different condition and is not included in this fact sheet.
Underlying Disruption in Function
Some practitioners describe the skin as an external reflection of psychologic and physiologic events occurring inside the body. Treatment is therefore best individualised, and is aimed at preventing the development of new acne, reducing inflammation, minimizing the chance of infection, and avoiding the formation of scars.
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
The factors that together cause or worsen acne are different for each person, and treatment may depend on family history, medications in use, occupational and environmental exposures, cosmetic use, anxiety and stress, and the presence of an illness that affects the whole body.

Considerations include:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Greasy/oily cosmetic or hair products containing vegetable or animal fats
  • Environmental irritants such as a humid climate or pollution
  • Sun exposure
  • Certain drugs such as corticosteroids, lithium, and barbiturates
  • Stress and tension
  • Hormonal shifts or imbalances (such as those that occur during pregnancy and 2 to 7 days before menstruation)
  • Oral contraceptive use (although this may also improve acne symptoms in some women)
  • Constipation
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Skin lesions, varying in extent and severity.
  • Possible associated anxiety, depression, social withdrawal
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Hormone tests
  • Digestive function assessment
Links & Other Information
Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

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