Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis | Blog By Dr. Poonam Bazaz, Paras Bliss, New Delhi Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis | Blog By Dr. Poonam Bazaz, Paras Bliss, New Delhi
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Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis?

Can Menopause Cause Osteoarthritis?

by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz
Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Joint pain is portrayed by discomfort or torment that begins in a person’s joints, which is where two bones meet. Usually, gentle joint pain can be treated without the assistance of a specialist, however, it is a smart thought to look for medicinal consideration if joint pain becomes unbearable. Joint pain isn’t specifically corresponded to changes that happen during menopause, for example, changing estrogen levels, in spite of the fact that a deficiency of estrogen can affect the bones. However, a lady will probably encounter joint pain with age. Menopausal side effects, for example, hot flashes, night sweats, feeling discouraged and depressed, and inconvenience in concentrating are altogether corresponded to join pain in menopausal women.

Menopause and Joint Pains:

As women approach menopause, regularly between the age of 45 and 55, their body experiences radical hormonal fluctuations that can influence them from multiple points of view. Menopause happens when a lady stops ovulating and her periods stop.

  • Perimenopause and the joint pains: Perimenopause is the 2-10 years transitional period before menopause (with a normal of 4 years). It remains medically unclear about how precisely hormones, especially, estrogen, influences joints, in any case, most doctors are of the feeling that it is the lessened level of estrogen which assumes a noteworthy part in joint pain during menopause.
  • Hormones drive the body and the pain: The female hormone, estrogen influences joints by keeping inflammation down, subsequently, as estrogen levels start to decrease during perimenopause, joints get less and less estrogen and pain is frequently the result. Menopause joint pain can likewise be knowledgeable about numerous different joints in the body, for example, the neck, shoulder, jaw, and elbows.
  • Pains during menopause: A few females find that their wrists and fingers become noticeably painful. For a few females, the joint stiffness can be more terrible before anything else, with swelling around the joints happening by the day’s end. A few females may encounter shooting pain down the arms, legs, and back and additionally warm inside the surrounding area, making a burning sensation especially the following exercise.
  • Menopause and mental health issues: On the off chance that menopause joint pain becomes chronic this can regularly prompt feelings of isolation and depression.
  • Weight gain and joint pain: Compensating for aching joints with other parts of your body may also cause injuries and due to a lack of activity/mobility weight gain, obesity and heart disease can all become health concerns. Menopause weight gain, especially in the “waist” area causes a more noteworthy strain on the joints.
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