When to see your doctor about joint aches and pains
Speak to your doctor to establish any underlying reason for your joint pains. While hormone fluctuations are a likely cause for women over 45, there may be other contributing factors. Options to deal with the pain include prescription medications and your doctor can advise more. For acute joint pain, surgery may be discussed.
And there’s always HRT…
For those women who can take it, HRT may relieve joint pain. NHS Choices says it can be an ‘effective treatment’ for symptoms including ‘achy joints’ in menopausal transition.
The usual caveat here, HRT is something to be discussed with your doctor. There are pros and cons to taking it. See our vlog, What is HRT? and our conversation with our gynaecologist, Dr Karen Morton Talking Menopause. We don’t take a view. It’s for you to decide whether it’s for you or not.