Menopause is difficult enough without itchy skin!
We all know the menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, ad mood swings. But one that is less commonly known is eczema, which is a type of skin disease associated with menopause.
What exactly is Eczema?
This very annoying itchy skin rash, which is actually more of an umbrella-term for skin issues like atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and other rashes.
What Cause Eczema?
Eczema is often caused by:
- An allergy
- Repeated exposure to an irritant, such as a soap or detergent
- Inherited predisposition
- An overactive immune system
- Changes in hormone levels
How Menopause Affects Eczema
In the years leading up to menopause, women experience extreme fluctuations in hormones. More specifically, they experience a decline in estrogen levels. This can affect the skin by causing damage to a protein that supports the skin, called collagen.
It also causes the sebaceous glands of the skin to produce less lubricating oils and the skin is unable to retain moisture. The skin becomes dry and itchy. The immune system may become less active during menopause, lowering the body’s resistance to irritants and allergens.
Symptoms of Eczema
- Itchy, red patches on the skin.
- The skin may appear swollen and inflamed even when you do not scratch.
- Some areas may swell and crack, releasing a clear fluid.
Skin rashes associated with menopause tend to occur mostly on the face, especially the forehead and nose or on the neck, back, chest, arms and legs.
How to Treat Eczema
The most important thing to understand is that you want to treat the root cause of eczema, not the symptoms. So a rash cream might be good to have for short term relief, but to get rid of eczema you need to manage the menopause itself.
We strongly recommend taking the Manna Menopause Support supplement to help increase estrogen the natural way, without the fear of any side effect.
Any antibiotic or cortisone prescribed can actually worsen the eczema problem, because digestive health and eczema is directly linked. We therefore recommend taking the Manna GUT Support to reinstate healthy digestive flora so that your skin problems can heal from the inside.