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Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Yes: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Can being peri-menopausal cause extreme fatigue?

Maybe: The peri-menopausal period can cause a lot of changes. Notably, the introduction of hot flashes. Hot flashes that occur at night often disrupt sleep. It is this disruption in sleep that contributes to fatigue in the day, as well as mood swings. However, other conditions, like thyroid problems, or diabetes can also cause fatigue. I recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am in menopause and having fatigue, lack of energy, memory problems utis back to back .Any advice will be deeply appreciated?

I am in menopause and having fatigue, lack of energy, memory problems utis back to back .Any advice will be deeply appreciated?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have a pituitary tumor which led to amenorrea, diabetes, early menopause, fatigue, inability to lose weight hair thin an dr. Not helping what to do?Help

I have a pituitary tumor which led to amenorrea, diabetes, early menopause, fatigue, inability to lose weight hair thin an dr. Not helping what to do?Help

Cushing's?: Hi. The only pituitary tumor likely to unify your symptoms is an ACTH-producing corticotrophin adenoma causing Cushing's disease. Do you have hirsutism? Purple stretch marks on your tummy and breasts? If it's not a Cushing's tumor, the symptoms may or may not be related to the tumor. Some pituitary tumors cause no problems at all. Talk with your doc about the plan to go forward. Good luck! ...Read more

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What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued gained weight moody depressed is there something i can take that does not cost a fortune to help me i take vit d fish oil green tea muti vit im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

What supplements help relieve menopause syptoms I am fatigued  gained weight moody depressed is there something i can take that does not cost a fortune  to help me   i take vit d  fish oil  green tea  muti vit  im tired of being tired 50 years old and do

Lots of options: Black cohosh, evening primrose oil, dong quai, gingko biloba, korean, siberian or panax ginseng, hops, red clover, soybeans, st. Jon's wort, vit e have all been prescribed for various menopause symtoms with varying results. Often you can find 'menopause' supplements containg combinations for the above. ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

I have 3 children aged 2, 5, and 8. I am 29 and am in full swing surgical menopause. I live with chronic fatigue, night sweats and every other miserable menopause symptom you can imagine! I have severe clinical depression and anxiety. I have seasonal affe

Unlikely: 29y fem. w. "menopausal" sx's/3 young children has "fatigue, night sweats, depression & anxiety". Ovarian waning unlikely & speculative. Symptoms correlate w. Fibromyalgia, FM. General med exam needed. If no physiologic findings see Rheumatologist. Oft FM symptoms result from primary lumbosacral dysfunction incited by multiple childbirths w. & w/o underlying Hypermobility Syndrome. See Osteopath. ...Read more

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How long does the fatigue caused by menopause?

How long does the fatigue caused by menopause?

Varies: From person to person. I suggest exercising daily and eating healthy. This will help your body with the transition ...Read more

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How much last the fatigue caused from menopause?

How much last the fatigue caused from menopause?

Other reasons: There are many reasons for fatigue other than menopause. You should have a physical exam and have lab work to check your thyroid, liver, blood count and other things. I would not just assume that it is from menopause. You could be missing something else that is causing it. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat the fatigue and exhaustion that comes with menopause?

What can you do to treat the fatigue and exhaustion that comes with menopause?

Bioidentical hormone: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Is tiredness and aching body a system of menopause .I am going trow permenpause .

Is tiredness and aching body a system of menopause .I am going trow permenpause .

Sxs: When perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; fatigue, depression, dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, joint pain, insomnia, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age for menopause is 51. ...Read more

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Can you get severe fatigue or breathlessness during the onset of menopause?

Can you get severe fatigue or breathlessness during the onset of menopause?

Yes: Yes you can but a full history and physical should be done with labs, cxr, ekg, echo, holter, stress test etc as needed to rule out other causes. This should be a diagnosis of exclusion so as not to miss other life threatenig causes such as CHF or sleep apenia, etc. ...Read more

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Do people get severe fatigue or breathlessness during the onset of the menopause?

Do people get severe fatigue or breathlessness during the onset of the menopause?

No: Fatigue can be related to menopause if sleep is interrupted due to hot flashes but it does not cause breathlessness. You should see you doctor for evaluation of this. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl

Is it really necessary to take any medications to get through menopause? #nqlu I am basically healthy, still have menstrual cycles (which are changing), and feel okay other than fatigue. And, I have no healt insurance so bio-identicals etc are not possibl

Not necessary: It's not required that you take hormones for menopause, but it's the way to minimize the accelerated aging symptoms associated with loss of estrogen, Progesterone and testosterone. There are several supplements that can ease symptoms as well, though the supplements don't address the physical changes which are delayed by hrt. ...Read more

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My mother facing menopause symptoms, her hormone is imbalance. she feels exhausted fatigue daily for sometime. is this fatigue becoz of menopause?

My mother facing menopause symptoms, her hormone is imbalance. she feels exhausted fatigue daily for sometime. is this fatigue becoz of menopause?

Yes: she needs to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment if it is hormone she could be put on hormone replacement thrapy but the doctor can checked other reason for the symptoms and treated as well ...Read more

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What can be causing my extreme pain in both legs, slowed movement, jelly legs, fatigue? 53 yr female.Post menopause.Have had much testing.Most negative.

What can be causing my extreme pain in both legs, slowed movement, jelly legs, fatigue? 53 yr female.Post menopause.Have had much testing.Most negative.

Leg pain: Common causes for "extreme" leg pain include: vascular claudication from poor circulation to the extremity or neurogenic claudication from nerves compressed in the spine that causes severe pain to radiate into the legs. You could have neuropathy where damaged nerves cause burning pain. This neuropathy has many causes including diabetes. There is much more... I hope you get better. ...Read more

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Muscle loss,fatigue, brainfog. Abdomin fat gain. CT chest abdomen negative.Symptoms1year exsmoker age 49.Thyroid OK, celliacs neg,not menopause,ideas?

Muscle loss,fatigue, brainfog. Abdomin fat gain. CT chest abdomen negative.Symptoms1year exsmoker age 49.Thyroid OK, celliacs neg,not menopause,ideas?

Ideas: This might sound strange but I strongly recommend you see a Psychologist. That doctor will help with your current concerns and may refer you to your primary doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more