Perimenopause and itchy skin – Part 1
Oestrogen dominance in perimenopause can cause itchy skin
Itchy skin in perimenopause is more common than you might think. It usually just happens one day, and you don’t think much of it. Your nipple becomes inexplicably itchy. Or you get out of your nice hot shower and are driven to insanity with having to scratch every square inch of skin off your shins. Your eyes get itchy, and all of a sudden you think you have hayfever when you never had it before. You chalk it up to a bad day, then move on.
But whats going on behind all that itching is a change in oestrogen levels. Depending on your type of itch, it could be too much oestrogen or a drop in oestrogen.
23: Perimenopause and itchy skin – Part 1
How does high oestrogen cause itching?
In this episode I am going to cover how high oestrogen, or oestrogen dominance, causes itchy skin in perimenopause. Here is what I will cover:
- What the difference is between itchy skin from high oestrogen and low oestrogen
- What kinds of itching are caused by high oestrogen – including rashes and hayfever
- How high oestrogen causes itchy skin through overstimulating the immune system and causing the release of histamines
- Practical things you can do to reduce this type of itchy skin in perimenopause
Resources mentioned in podcast
Also mentioned in the podcast is my upcoming workshop on removing the chemcials in your life that are causing your oestrogen to run high. This workshop is a must if you are having oestrogen dominance problems, including itchy skin, new hayfever, cold hands and feet, bloating, irregular periods, headaches, fatigue….
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