Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of your menstrual cycles.
A woman is said to have reached the menopause once she has not had a period for one year. This usually happens between the ages of 45 and 55. After this point, she can be described as post-menopausal. If the menopause occurs in a woman who is under 45 years of age, it is known as premature menopause. It is estimated that premature menopause affects 1% of women under the age of 40.
Menopause is a natural biological process, however physical symptoms, such as hot flushes, and joint aches and pains, may disrupt your sleep, lower your energy, or affect your emotional health. Our specialist physiotherapists here at LWF can assess your symptoms and advise on the best way to manage them.
Physiotherapy can address menopausal issues such as:
- Urinary/ Faecal continence
- Overactive Bladder
- Weight gain
- Muscle and joint ache and pains
- Reduced strength and balance
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Painful intercourse