Menopause brings with it a whole host of unpleasant, and often debilitating symptoms. Fluctuating hormone levels don’t just wreak havoc on your mental wellbeing, they also cause a range of physical symptoms too.
Here, we look at some of the common physical symptoms of menopause, and what you can do to ease them.
What are common physical symptoms of menopause?
Though the symptoms of menopause can differ from person to person, many women report the same physical experiences. Some of the most common physical symptoms include:
- Hot flushes
- Vaginal dryness
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle aches and joint pains
- Weight gain
- Skin changes
These are just a small number of physical symptoms you may develop. While medications can help to manage some of the symptoms listed, they too often come with their own side effects. There has been a significant rise in HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) prescriptions, as women try to get their symptoms under control. While the drug is highly effective, concern over its safety for long-term use has been raised.
Medications do have a place in menopause treatment, but they certainly aren’t a patient’s only option.
Physio to ease symptoms of menopause
Did you know that some of the physical symptoms of the menopause can be successfully managed with physiotherapy and other alternative methods? Whether you have lingering muscle and aches and pains, or you need help to shift menopausal weight gain, clinics such as OnHealth can help.
A trained physiotherapist can help you eliminate aches and pains, as well as improve your sleep. They can also advise you on any lifestyle modifications you could make to help better manage the symptoms.
If you are struggling to lose weight, a physiotherapist can also provide one-on-one psychological sessions, alongside training classes to help. They will get to the root of the problem, before working with you to create a weight management plan.
For those struggling with sleep deprivation, OnHealth offers acupuncture as an effective way to promote muscle relaxation. In fact, one Danish study found that five weeks of acupuncture in women with menopausal symptoms reduced hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbances and emotional problems.
Get fast and effective treatment for physical symptoms today
Like any condition, the symptoms of menopause can be better controlled if you catch them early. When you are going through the menopause, you are also at risk of developing other, more serious illnesses. Undergoing ovarian and cervical cancer testing for example, is crucial for those over the age of 65.
Don’t let the physical symptoms of menopause get you down. The experts at OnHealth can provide support and help with effective, natural treatments for menopause as well as ways to monitor and check your health, so that you can get on with enjoying living life to the full. Contact them today by calling 0344 576 1679 or email email@example.com .