Allergies During Menopause
Menopause is the period where a woman stops ovulating and also her period ceases. Allergies during menopause are very common in some women. 45 – 55 years is the age where most of the women reach menopause and 50 years is the average age to reach menopause. Nearly 1% of the women may reach menopause before the age of 40. This is also known as premature ovarian failure or premature menopause. Menopause brings certain discomforts such as allergies from several allergens in the environment. Immune system in menopausal women may go into mess and most women become more prone to menopause allergies.
Allergens are substances that are often inhaled or consumed, that cause an allergic reaction if identified by the immune system. The medical world has not been able to list out allergens as sensitivities vary from person to person. To worsen the matter, one can be allergic to any substance.
Causes of Allergies During Menopause:
Usually, progesterone is the main cause of allergy in the menopausal women. It occurs rarely and is very difficult to treat, but often develops to cause pain and discomfort. Allergies may include several symptoms and have an impact on people in several ways. The degree of allergic reactions depend on the allergen type, exposure levels and the response of immune system.
Symptoms of Allergies During Menopause:
Research on the progesterone hormone, regardless of its origin, whether it is synthetic, produced from natural supplements or by the body or by the application of creams, it has been noticed and accredited that progesterone causes allergies very rarely. Symptoms may range from rashes to urticaria (commonly called hives) or the life threatening reactions such as anaphylactic shock. If progesterone is produced by the body, it might cause intense allergic rashes and is very difficult to treat.