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Menopause Acne

Menopause Acne

Your Hormones Can Cause Acne Now

Are You Getting Acne Now? It is quite common for women to experience a wide array of symptoms when they go through menopause.

However, many women are not aware that it is very common to also experience acne during this time.

This can be an overwhelming symptom seeing that many women may not have experienced acne since they were teenagers.

It makes sense that many may experience acne during menopause as this skin condition is often a result of hormone fluctuations.

Why Am I Getting Acne Now?

Here, you will learn about this type of acne and the causes of this condition. Acne is often a result of sensitive glands in the skin.

This sensitivity is often increased during menopause due to the fact that various hormones are reacting to the physiological responses in the body in numerous ways.

Changing Hormones Can Cause Adult Acne

DHEA, estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone all experience violent twists and turns, ups and downs, during menopause.

As a result the production of the chemical, sebum, which helps to control oil secretions in the skin and helps with new skin production, goes into overtime. This, in turn, causes acne.

There are other causes of menopause acne as well. Many women are prescribed the drug treatment therapy of hormone replacement.

In some women, these treatments can result in the development of acne.

Then, there are some women who acquire acne at the onset of menopause but it will clear up when the hormone treatment therapy begins.

There are very unique reactions to drug treatment therapies, such as hormone replacement. It all depends on the female and her individual response to the treatments that she receives.

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Physical Menopause Symptoms

Causes Of Acne During Menopause

Stress may be a trigger for a menopausal acne outbreak. It is important to understand that stress is not a cause; it is merely a trigger for acne.

When a female experiences a lot of stress and/or anxiety, especially during menopause, it triggers a hormonal response.

The hormones are often quick to kick in and the ending result may be a menopause acne outbreak.

Many symptoms that are experienced during menopause may result in various levels of stress and anxiety in a woman.

When a female experiences menopause, one of the many symptoms that may occur may be that of depression.

Not all women who experience menopause will experience depression, but for those that do, it can be an extremely troublesome symptom.

When depression is troublesome, a medical professional may prescribe a drug treatment therapy to ease the symptoms of this disheartening condition.

Taking antidepressants can result in the onset of menopause acne in numerous women.

As you can see, there are numerous causes for the onset of acne. If you are suffering from this condition, it is important to enlist the assistance of a medical professional.

This individual can work closely with you to determine the underlying condition that is causing menopause acne.

Once the underlying cause is determined, they can inform you of the best course of action to take to resolve the condition.

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Menopause Acne
Author Tanna Mayer
Updated January 7, 2013

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