Re: Menopause and Allergies
I read this book called "What your Dr. won't tell you about Premenopause" by Dr. John Lee. When you are going through this period you may develop estrogen dominance. This could cause the following: Accelceration of the aging process, Allergy symptoms, including asthma, hives, rashes, & sinus congestion. Autoimmune disorders like lupus, thyroiditis and sometimes Sjogrens' disease. Breast cancer, breast tenderness, cervical dysplasia, cold hand & feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction, copper excess, decreased sex drive, depression with anxiety or agitation, dry eyes, uterine cancer, fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips & thighs. Fatigue, fibrocystic breasts, foggy thinking, gallbladder disease, hair loss, headaches, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), increased blood clotting which increase a risk of strokes, infertility, irregular periods, irritability, insomnia, magnesium deficiency, memory loss, mood swings, osteoporosis, PMS, polycystic ovaries, premenopausal bone loss, sluggish metabolism, hypothyroidism, uterine cancer, uterine fibroids, water retention/bloating, and zinc deficiency. He said that "the combined effects of low progesterone caused by anovulatory cycles and exposure to estrogenic xenohormones are more than enough to put the average woman into a state of estrogen dominance. Stress causes estrogen dominance which then causes insomnia and anxiety, which pulls on the adrenal glands, which then creates more estrogen dominance. This is just a little piece of what he says. Try to pick the book up at your local library. Very informative to say the least. Anyone relate to these? I surely do. I've ended up with epileptic seizures on top of it all!!!