| | Hormones
Been interesting to read peoples opinions on the role of hormones, which has made me question some of the information I was given at the hospital......... There is a leaflet written by the British Derm association, which states that acne is NOT due to over-production of hormones, instead it is the glands which are over-responding to a normal hormone level. This made me think, that if that were to be the case, wouldn't we all have acne for life unless we had some kind of hormone therapy?! Acne subsides naturally with age, however if it was caused by an over reactions by the glands to normal hormone levels, then surely the only way it could subside would be for the hormone levels to be changed? Hormones must play a part, I refuse to believe that it is a coincidence that this is a problem primiarily found in young people whos hormones are in overdrive. Therefore I am inclinced not to believe the leaflet given to everyone in the UK, to say it is nothing to do with hormones is rubbish as far as I'm concerned, because it isn't logical. If the British derm assocation say that most people with acne have normal hormone levels, how do they explain the fact that is subsides in most people around the age of 20 ie. when we have finished growing? I dont believe it at all.