User Avatar KopaMay 18, 2021

How the Stages of Menopause Can Affect Your Psoriasis

Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

Menopause is a completely normal part of life—it’s when a woman stops having periods and can no longer get pregnant naturally. For most women, menopause happens during their 40s or 50s, and it’s preceded by a stage known as perimenopause, which usually lasts for about four years.

During perimenopause, women may experience hot flashes, sleep disruptions, and mood changes. But that’s not all. If you have psoriasis, you may also find that your psoriatic symptoms worsen before or during menopause. Why? And what can you do about it?

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