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Can menopause trigger allergies?

Written by James Renney - January 29, 2023

Can Menopause Trigger Allergies?

Yes, menopause can trigger a variety of allergies. During this time, the body’s hormones become unbalanced and can cause an increase in symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, rashes and headaches. The immune system also becomes weakened causing the body to be more susceptible to different types of allergens.

Allergies during menopause are often caused by the changes in hormones that occur during this period of a woman's life. As estrogen levels decline and other hormones fluctuate, these changes can affect how the body responds to certain substances. For example, estrogen plays an important role in controlling inflammation and when it’s not present, the body is unable to fight off allergic reactions as effectively.

Some common triggers for allergies during menopause include:

  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander and fur
  • Pollen from grasses, trees or weeds
  • Mold spores
  • Foods like nuts or shellfish
  • Insect stings or bites

Symptoms of allergies during menopause may vary depending on the type of allergen triggering them but typically include itchy skin, watery eyes, coughing or sneezing, difficulty breathing and hives. If you think you may have developed new allergies or your existing allergies seem worse than before then it’s important to speak to your doctor as soon as possible. They can help identify what is causing your symptoms and provide advice on how best to manage them.

Treatment options for allergies during menopause include lifestyle modifications such as avoiding allergens where possible; using air filters; reducing stress levels; taking antihistamines; using nasal sprays; getting allergy shots annually; seeking out alternative therapies such as allergy drops or supplementing hormones with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Although HRT is not effective for everyone – HGH Pro clinic offers multiple treatment options under one roof including bioidentical hormone therapy (BHT), oral medications like progesterone pills and estradiol pills as well as creams applied locally – talk with your doctor about what would work best for you based on individual needs/circumstances.

Menopausal hormonal changes can also affect overall health in other ways - there are various methods available today which help restore balance between masculinizing hormones (e.g., testosterone) and feminizing hormones (e.g., estrogens). While modern treatments like hormone replacement therapy may help reduce symptoms associated with menopause-related allergies in some cases, prevention is key – make sure you have regular check-ups with a healthcare provider to monitor your health throughout this significant transition phase so that any signs of abnormally high risk factors related to yours physical/mental wellbeing don't go unnoticed until it's too late!

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