Symptoms in Detail
Burning mouth syndrome is one of the unpleasant signs of the menopausal years.
What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?
Simply put, it’s a sensation of ‘burning’ on the tongue, roof of the mouth or inside the lip area and most commonly affects post-menopausal women.
What causes BMS?
It is believed that stress, anxiety and depression, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia can contribute but no one really has a definitive answer. When it hits during menopause it’s believed – as with so many of the signs of peri/menopause – to be linked to fluctuating levels of the female sex hormone estrogen.
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Know the 34 symptoms of menopause
Here are all of the documented symptoms of menopause you need to look out for: