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  • By Beth

    Does menopause cause worsening symptoms?????

  • By CathyD Moderator

    Hi Beth,

    It is my understanding that it is possible for psoriatic symptoms to worsen during the menopause. From the research I have read I believe that scientists think that a reduction in estrogen during the menopause could be a possible reason for this. I am going to pass your comment on to our editorial team and see if they can do some research into this topic. If you haven’t already it’s worth discussing any symptom changes with your doctor – they may have some thoughts on this and also some suggestions for relief.

    I am so sorry if you are experiencing this – it is very difficult when a trigger is something that we can’t really control. Please stop by anytime you need support – we are here for you.

    – CathyD