Menopause info part 9:
A 10-part series exploring the causes, symptoms, and treatments for Menopause. Keep an eye out for the next information post…
What can I do to help myself, or someone I know experiencing Menopause?
Good opportunity to have a General Health check:
- Blood pressure
- Other symptoms
- FBC – check anaemia (via GP/privately)
- Thyroid function tests
- Vitamin d levels
- GP/Specialists rarely perform hormone tests – might do if age 40 but not 49 due to likely fluctuations.
- Smear test/mammogram
- Poor sleep with menopause so improving sleep/sleep hygiene can help.
Bury Physio offers a Health MOT to check heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, weight, and functional fitness tests. After analysing your results, we will further advise you on the most appropriate exercise and/or management programme/treatment to improve any scores that fall short of age specific norms. For additional menopause related tests, we can refer to your GP.