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Are you tired all the time?

Do you feel exhausted during the day, even after a good night’s sleep? Many perimenopausal and menopausal women feel tired all the time – doctors often call this ‘fatigue’. This can be for a number of reasons, from sleep disorders and anaemia to digestive problems and type-2 diabetes. So it’s important to seek medical advice if your symptoms persist.

In the Winter 2018/2019 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, Dr Gill Jenkins, GP, medical writer and broadcaster, looks at some of the most common causes of fatigue at the menopause. She also covers dietary changes, exercise strategies and other management approaches (including HRT) that may help to boost your energy levels and improve the quality of your sleep.

“Occasional fatigue may be normal, but if the symptoms persist or affect your daily life, it’s important to do something about them,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause...

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