During the peri-menopause and menopause there is a reduction in the levels of the hormone oestrogen.
Reduction in oestrogen levels cause the symptoms associated with the menopause such as:
- Night sweats
- Hot flushes
- Mood changes (anxiety / depression)
- Brain fog
- Muscle and joint aches and pains
Some silent symptoms of low oestrogen levels include weakening of the bones which can lead to osteoporosis. Low levels can also increase the risk of heart disease.
A key treatment in managing these symptoms is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There are many safe and effective options available and can be discussed with your GP.
Physiotherapy can help with managing symptoms and effects of the menopause: