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Your Hormones Impact Your Allergies

May 4, 2024 | The Healthy Way Newsletter

Risk factors for seasonal allergies usually include genetic predisposition, infections, air pollution, weather conditions and, last but not least, hormonal disbalance. The human body is a complex network of interconnected systems, where the functioning of one system can impact others and create a domino effect. Hormone imbalances arise when there is an excess or deficiency of certain hormones, leading to significant disruptions in the body’s equilibrium.

Your Hormones Impact Your Allergies

The relationship between hormones and allergies is complex and can have a significant impact on your immune system’s response to allergens. When your body detects an allergen, histamine is released, leading to inflammation and allergy symptoms. Estrogen can increase histamine production, while progesterone can break down or inhibit histamine. Imbalances in these hormones, such as excess estrogen and progesterone deficiency, may elevate histamine levels and intensify allergic reactions.

Allergy symptoms may worsen for women during specific hormonal phases, such as right before ovulation, post-childbirth, or during menopause when hormone levels fluctuate.

Your Allergies Impact Your Hormones

Conversely, allergies can also influence hormones. For example, while estrogen can raise histamine levels, histamine itself can promote estrogen production, creating a cycle. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is an anti-inflammatory hormone that increases during allergies to reduce inflammation. However, chronic allergies may deplete cortisol levels, leading to adrenal fatigue and a weakened immune system.

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3 Tips to Balance Hormones and Stop Seasonal Allergies Naturally

  1. Reduce Exposure to Environmental Toxins: Limit contact with endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in processed foods, beauty products, and packaging that mimic estrogen.
  1. Opt for a High-Fiber and Low-Histamine Diet: Incorporate fresh, unprocessed foods rich in fibre to regulate estrogen levels. Avoid high-histamine foods that trigger histamine release.
  1. Relieve Stress: Manage stress through daily breaks, outdoor activities, social interactions, exercise, or enjoyable hobbies to prevent cortisol imbalances that can exacerbate allergy symptoms.

Understanding the intricate interplay between hormones and allergies can help you address the root cause of seasonal allergies and promote overall well-being.

Seasonal Allergies and Hormone Balance Treatment in Toronto

If you’ve tried these three practices but still find that allergies disrupt your life, I can help.

Balancing your hormones and mitigating allergy symptoms may require a holistic approach, looking into your health history, environment, nutrition, lifestyle, and other components. With this approach, you may notice improvements in your health above and beyond the taming of allergy symptoms.

Take a deeper look into your health and create a plan that supports your well-being while curbing those pesky seasonal allergies. Book a Naturopathic Assessment today!

About Me

I'm Dr. Elena Krasnov, N.D and I've been healing people for decades with my holistic and comprehensive approach to health.

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