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Symptoms of Menopausal Estrogen Deficiency

Updated April 17, 2017

Oestrogen deficiency is a common problem for women going through menopause. It causes the majority of the side effects that come with menopause, but low oestrogen levels can also be the cause of other more serious illnesses. Women experiencing symptoms of low oestrogen levels should consult a doctor to determine whether treatment is needed.

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If you are fatigued, you are tired at abnormal times during the day. Fatigue often gets worse throughout the day, making you unable to function properly.


While many things can cause a headache, it is a symptom of lack of oestrogen. The headache can range from a slight ache to a full-blown migraine.


Depression comes in many forms. If you are depressed, you may fell extreme emotional ups and downs. However, that is not always the case. If you are suffering from depression, you could simply feel very tired.

Low Back Pain

Pain in the lower region of the back can be caused by an oestrogen deficiency. Menopausal women may find their back hurting more than normal, and they should consult a doctor.

Poor Memory

If you are suffering from lack of oestrogen, you often have memory problems that can result in short-term memory failure.

Joint Pain, Swelling and Stiffness

If you are going through menopause, you may feel your muscles stiffen or ache in the joints. This is a symptom of oestrogen deficiency, and it can easily be treated by a doctor.

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About the Author

Emily Retherford has been a full-time writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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