During the peri-menopause and menopause there is a reduction in the levels of the hormone oestrogen.

Reduction in oestrogen levels cause symptoms such as:

  • Night sweats
  • Hot flushes
  • Mood changes (anxiety / depression)
  • Brain fog
  • Muscle and joint aches and pains
  • Fatigue

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 by:

Physiotherapy and the Menopause

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