“Before deciding on any form of treatment,
talk with your doctor about your options and the risks and
benefits involved with each. Review your options yearly…”.1

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What may the Menopause Physical Symptoms Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Climacteric Changes/Symptoms
  • Menopausal/Menopause Changes/Symptoms
  • Menopause-Related Changes/Symptoms
  • Perimenopausal/Perimenopause Changes/Symptoms

Physical Symptoms

What are some menopause physical symptoms?

In Symptoms of Menopause: Physical Symptoms the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) elaborate on:

“Physical Symptoms may include

  • Irregular periods
  • Menopause Physical SymptomsHot flushes
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Sore breasts
  • Itchy, crawly or dry skin
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Dry vagina
  • Loss of sex drive (libido)
  • Headaches or migraines
  • More pronounced premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Aches and pains
  • Bloating
  • Urinary problems
  • Weight gain due to a slower metabolism”.2

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help with some menopause physical symptoms?

If you would like help with some menopause physical symptoms, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this. In Menopause: Symptoms – Get Help for Symptoms the (United Kingdom) NHS note:

“Getting advice early can help reduce the impact perimenopause and menopause have on your health, relationships and work”.3

On page two in Menopause: When To See Your Doctor the JH explain:

“See Your Doctor If:

  • You are troubled by less regular periods
  • You have symptoms of menopause that interfere with daily life
  • If you have symptoms of depression and anxiety, including changes to your thinking, eating, sleeping and enjoyment of activities”.4

On page two in Menopause: When To See Your Doctor the JH also note:

“Depending on your symptoms, you can also see a specialist. For example, a gynaecologist, psychologist, endocrinologist or dietitian”.3

In Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment the (United States) Mayo Clinic explain:

“Before deciding on any form of treatment, talk with your doctor about your options and the risks and benefits involved with each. Review your options yearly, as your needs and treatment options may change”.5

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  1. Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment. 17 December 2022. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353401 Accessed: 17 March 2023
  2. Symptoms of Menopause: Physical Symptoms. Last Updated: 02 March 2023 | Last Reviewed: 19 August 2022. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/menopause-symptoms Accessed: 17 March 2023
  3. Menopause: Symptoms – When To See Your GP. Page Last Reviewed: 17 May 2022. NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/symptoms/ Accessed: 17 March 2023
  4. Menopause: Menopause: When To See Your Doctor. Updated June 2022:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 17 March 2023
  5. Menopause: Menopause: When To See Your Doctor. Updated June 2022:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 17 March 2023
  6. Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment. 17 December 2022. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353401 Accessed: 17 March 2023
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