Have you got a case of the mid-life blues? It’s not unusual to start noticing a change in your mood and periods in the time leading up to the menopause. Some common symptoms that may be experienced throughout the perimenopause are low energy, low mood, anxiety and even depression. Let’s take a more detailed look into some of the factors that may trip up your mood.
Could changing hormones affect your joints? The menopause is a natural part of ageing and it marks the end of a woman’s fertility. As the menstrual cycle begins to shut down levels of female hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone start to fall and eventually reach a level that is no longer capable of activating a monthly cycle.