Increase In Allergies? It May Be Menopause Related

In the midst of menopause, women often encounter unexpected hurdles beyond the typical hot flashes and mood swings. One such challenge that often goes unnoticed is the onset of allergic reactions or increased allergies. If you find yourself in your 40s experiencing a sudden surge in allergies or developing new sensitivities, menopause might be to blame.

What is causing the allergies?

Behind these allergic reactions lies a complex interplay of hormones. Histamines are influenced by hormonal fluctuations, particularly estrogen levels. As menopause ushers in erratic hormonal changes, it can exacerbate your body’s response to allergens. Suddenly, seasonal allergies become more severe, and previously harmless foods trigger unpleasant reactions.

In other words, the level of histamine – a hormone that is triggered by allergens and binds to receptors that cause symptoms like itching and swelling – in your body is directly related to the amount of estrogen your body is creating.

In rare cases, you can be allergic to the very hormones that your body is producing, in addition to experiencing an increased sensitivity to allergens. Although an allergy to your body’s hormones is typically diagnosed in the menstrual years, it may not appear until later, when your histamine receptors are more active. The most common form is Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis, which causes several types of skin rash. This can add another layer of complexity to the menopausal experience.

In the face of these challenges, seeking medical guidance is crucial. Your doctor can help you identify triggers and explore treatment options tailored to your needs. Whether it involves lifestyle adjustments or hormone replacement therapy, finding the right approach can alleviate symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Menopause may bring its share of challenges, but with understanding and support, it doesn’t have to keep you from living your life. Request a complimentary consultation today to start your journey with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

What Is the first step?

  • The first step to starting your journey with BHRT is to schedule a complimentary consultation with our patient advocate. We will review your medical history, specific symptoms, lifestyle, goals, and well as cost of treatment.
  • We will schedule your hormone lab profile at your consultation.
  • Your next appointment will be approximately 7-10 days later, at which point you will meet with a medical provider to collaborate on your goals and receive your customized pellets. You will be on your way to living your life again!

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