Menopause and Body Changes

Key points

  • Some body changes and accompanying symptoms that occur during the menopausal transition and beyond menopause may be related to lower levels of oestrogen while others result from the ageing process.
  • Body changes and symptoms may be many and varied and can be mitigated by adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
  • HRT may be useful for some women with body changes; however it should not be regarded as an anti-ageing therapy. 

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Vulva and vagina


Joints and muscles

Weight changes


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November 2014