Hormones are chemical messengers that run the different systems of the body. They are produced by the liver, the brain and other organs such as the ovaries. Hormones can also be produced by specialized glands, such as the thyroid and adrenal glands.
Genes play a role in the development and severity of eczema, and unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do about those. But, the good news is that the various triggers for eczema can be dealt with to some extent.
All these environmental factors can either trigger a flare-up, make symptoms more severe, or make them last longer. Fortunately, there are ways of reducing the impact of these environmental triggers without wrapping yourself in hermetically sealed plastic or moving home!