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Perimenopause Symptoms Acne
Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa, commonly referred to as acne inversa, is a severe inflammatory skin condition manifesting through blackheads and painful red bumps filled with pus that may persist for weeks or even months. This inflammatory skin condition is certainly amongst the most distressing and severe, which many sufferers find difficult to cope with both physically and psychologically. ...Read more
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
Constantly tired, no energy or sex drive, unexplained weight gain, facial acne, could these be symptoms of perimenopause?
Possibly: There are many things that this could represent. A complete workup by your primary MD would be the first best step. ...Read more
My doctor says it's not perimenopause. Then what is it? Heavier, longer periods, acne, exhaustion, facial hair....Never been like this.
Adrenal/pitutary: Your adrenal, pituitary can be responsible.Get a more detailed answer ›
How will a small dose of Aldactone (spironolactone) affect my estrogen and progesterone while in perimenopause? I have acne and facial hair and pms.
Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) has antiandrogenic effect so helps with facial hair and acne. It also has Progesterone like effects so can cause more menstrual irregularities peri menopause with breast tenderness! It also has a very low estrogen like effect which is generally not clinically significant! ...Read more
I'm in perimenopause, attempting to prevent future lines and wrinkles in my oily skin with mild moisturizers, but glycerin seems to cause acne. Is that common, or is it an allergy?
48 yr old woman. Perimenopausal. Insomnia, acne..inflammation issues. Would taking 50 mg's of CQ-10 help?
CQ-10, Anxiety: Body makes CQ-10, cells use it to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. It functions as an Antioxidant protecting body from damage caused by harmful molecules. There is no Research showing effectiveness of CQ-10 for peri- menopausal symptoms, insomnia or Acne. Continued insomnia after taking Melatonin indicates Anxiety. Use Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Tai Chi, Therapy. ...Read more
Not usually: Commonly seen signs in bulimia include a thin build, low heart rate and low blood pressure, fine hair on trunk, swelling in the feet and hands. Purging causes eroded dental enamel from vomiting, scarred/scratched hands from inducing it, esophageal/stomach tears and metabolic problems. Severe dryness and acne are not seen commonly unless there is a coexisting disease process. ...Read more
Suffered from acne for 4 years and recently symptoms have fluctuated from angry spots to calmer and back again. I'm 19. Any way to stop this for good?
Acne: There are many things that help control your symptoms. From creams, to antibiotics, oral and topical, to oral medicine to decrease symptoms. Nothing completely cures it. Talk to a dermatologist and discuss your options. ...Read more
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