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Body aches — Ask Dr Jean

Ask Dr Jean 20 Feb 2019
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When it comes to women's health, there is no such thing as a silly question. Do you have a question you want answered, but have been too afraid or embarrassed to bring it up with your GP? Or you forgot to ask while you were in the doctor's surgery? Now, you can 'Ask Dr Jean'.


Answering your questions for this edition of 'Ask Dr Jean' is gynaecologist and Jean Hailes Medical Director, Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM (pictured).

Question

Hello. My body aches ALL the time ... is this normal? I'm 52 but feel 100. I've not had a period for 3 years and I feel I've aged physically so much. It's very depressing. Tired and sore. Thanks for any advice given.

Dr Elizabeth Farrell

Answer

If you have not had a period for three years then you are postmenopausal. Aches and pains are very common symptoms of the menopause.

Discuss with your doctor trialling menopause hormone therapy (MHT).

Also having regular exercise may help your symptoms.

To learn more, visit our page on menopause management.

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