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Why am I so tired during menopause and what can I do?

By Anonymous February 2, 2015 - 12:50pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post! 

Fatigue during menopause is often caused by insomnia or sleep disruption caused by menopause itself. Hot flashes (night sweats) can stop a woman from sleeping well. 

Treatments for menopause aim to:

  • Reduce unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms of menopause
  • Reduce your risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke )

Risks associated with treatment include:

  • Women with a history of breast or uterine cancer or who have a history of a clotting disorder may not be good candidates for hormone replacement therapy.
  • Women with a history of known cardiac risk factors or with cardiovascular disease may also require special considerations.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes 
Other treatments 
Alternative and complementary therapies

There are no surgical procedures for menopause.

I hope this helps! 



February 3, 2015 - 6:26am
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