Can menopause be better managed with physiotherapy?

Menopause is a transitional phase in a woman’s life, and can bring with it a host of challenges, both physical and emotional. In order to better manage menopause better, physiotherapy can help.

Women have many distinctive health concerns — menstrual cycles, pregnancy, birth control, menopause — and that’s just the beginning. Menopause is a transition period in a woman’s life. This natural biological process happens around the age of 50 (on average), wherein menstrual cycles come to a halt (for a minimum period of 12 months).

Apart from the absence of menstruation, menopause also shows up in other ways. Some effects such as hot flashes can be uncomfortable, while others may go unnoticed.

Many women are unaware about these changes and hesitate seeking professional help to manage their condition better. Menopause requires a multidisciplinary approach depending on the kind of problems. From consultation with a gynecologist, to sessions with physiotherapists for women’s health, seeking professional help can play an important role in navigating through this transitional phase.

What are the symptoms associated with menopause?

There might be physical symptoms such as body aches, joint pain, bloating, headaches/ migraines, hot flushes, increasing tiredness, night sweats, sore breasts, vaginal dryness, wakefulness and weight gain. Some women may also experience mood swings and difficulty in sleeping. It’s important to be mindful of these symptoms and seek help regularly.

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Keep your emotional health in check around menopause. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Physiotherapy can play a significant role in managing the varied symptoms associated with menopause. We have noticed that most women are unable to give adequate time to attend themselves and manage the effects of menopause. This is where a home-based physiotherapy consultation with an expert is a convenient and an easily accessible option. A physiotherapist can address the symptoms holistically and educate the patient on the nature and causes of symptoms.

A physiotherapist can help with these common issues associated with menopause:

We recommend avoiding any kind of hesitance to get specialized help. Early mediation is the key to keeping everything under control, and to comfortably manage this phase.

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