“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: What Are the Symptoms of Menopause? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) elaborate on:

Menopause Physical Symptoms“Physical Symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Bloating
  • Crawling or itchy skin
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Hot flushes
  • Increasing tiredness
  • Night sweats
  • Sore breasts
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Wakefulness
  • Weight gain”.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. On page two in Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With the Menopause? the JH explain:

“Depending on your symptoms, you may like to see a general practitioner, a gynaecologist, and or endocrinologist (hormone specialist), registered naturopath, psychologist or dietitian”.3

On page two in Menopause the JH also note:

“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

In Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment the (United States) Mayo Clinic also encourage us to seek help:

“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

In Menopause: Overview – When To See Your GP the (United Kingdom) NHS (National Health Service) also note:

“It’s worth talking to a GP if you have menopausal symptoms that are troubling you or if you’re experiencing symptoms of the menopause before 45 years of age”.6

Who is a GP?

DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.

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  1. Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment. 07 August 2017. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353401 Accessed: 24 September 2020
  2. Symptoms of Menopause: What Are the Symptoms of Menopause? Last Updated: 04 March 2020 | Last Reviewed: 17 December 2017. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-a-z/menopause/menopause-symptoms Accessed: 24 September 2020
  3. Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With the Menopause? Updated September 2018:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 24 September 2020
  4. Menopause: See Your Doctor If. Updated September 2018:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health https://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 24 September 2020
  5. Menopause: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment. 07 August 2017. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menopause/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353401 Accessed: 24 September 2020
  6. Menopause: Overview – When To See Your GP. Page Last Reviewed: 29 August 2018. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/#when-to-see-your-gp Accessed: 24 September 2020

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