Lesser Known Symptoms of Menopause (You’re Not Crazy!)

Lesser known symptoms of menopause

Are you in perimenopause or post-menopausal? 

Symptoms are so much more than hot flashes and night sweats – in fact, some believe those to be the only symptoms because all the others occur slowly over time. 

Wondering why you don’t feel like your old self? 

Essentially, as we age, our Estrogen levels drop to near zero. Estrogen receptors are in every system in our bodies, including our brain, joints, organs, and skin. 

Here are a few of the lesser-known symptoms of menopause.

  1. Changes in body odour: Menopause can cause changes in body chemistry, including increased sweating and changes in body odour.
  2. Tingling extremities: Some women may experience tingling or numbness in their arms, legs, hands, or feet as a result of hormonal changes during menopause.
  3. Changes in libido: Menopause can have a significant impact on a woman’s sex drive, leading to changes in libido and sexual desire.
  4. Changes in digestion: Menopause can also affect digestion, causing symptoms such as bloating, gas, and changes in bowel movements.
  5. Hair loss or thinning: Menopause can lead to changes in hair texture and thickness, with some women experiencing hair loss or thinning.
  6. Memory problems: Some women may experience memory problems or cognitive changes during menopause, often referred to as “menopause brain fog.”
  7. Muscle and joint pain: Menopause can cause changes in muscle and joint health, leading to symptoms such as stiffness, aches, and pains.
  8. Skin changes: Menopause can also impact skin health, leading to symptoms such as dryness, acne, and changes in skin texture.
  9. Vaginal changes: The many symptoms may include dryness, thinning of vaginal walls (atrophy), loss of elasticity, changes in pH levels and a loss of muscle tone, which can lead to prolapse and incontinence. 
  10. Increased inflammation: Estrogen is known to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. So, a lack of estrogen can lead to an increase in inflammation. This is because estrogen helps regulate the immune response and can inhibit the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines. The body may not be able to control inflammation, leading to heightened inflammatory responses effectively. This can contribute to the development of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, and neurodegenerative disorders.


It’s important to remember that every woman’s experience of menopause is unique, and symptoms can vary widely from person to person. We have several therapies that may help you manage your symptoms. Please reach out to us for more information: 519-970-9006

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