Dizziness In Menopause

Dizziness and feeling light-headed are common during menopause and while they are often nothing to worry about, they can make you feel uneasy and worried for a period of time, even after the dizziness has worn off. Dizziness can make you feel like you're going to faint, you may experience a spinning sensation or you may feel unsteady on your feet.

Dizziness during menopause can also be linked to other symptoms, such as anxiety and panic attacks; it may also be associated with heart palpitations and changes in blood pressure.

Dizziness and menopause

It is unclear why menopause causes dizziness; however, like so many symptoms, it is thought that hormonal changes contribute to an increased risk of feeling faint and dizzy. Hormonal fluctuations affect circulation and blood pressure and this can increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Other symptoms of menopause, such as anxiety, hot flushes and panic attacks can also cause dizziness and it is often best to identify the cause in order to find the most effective solution.

If you feel dizzy on a regular basis, it's advisable to see your GP; sometimes, dizziness is linked to menopause, but it can also be a sign of underlying health problems, such as low blood pressure, low blood glucose levels, dehydration and anaemia.

In cases where dizziness is linked to menopause, self-help techniques can be really beneficial and it's important to keep an eye on your diet, drink plenty of fluids and get enough rest. Try to avoid standing or sitting up very quickly and take it easy at work.


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