Symptoms in Detail
Dizziness and Vertigo
These can be extremely unsettling even after the sensation has passed.
What does dizziness in menopause feel like?
The sensation of dizziness for menopausal women can be a feeling that everything is spinning, a loss of balance or feeling as if you are going to faint. It may occur as the result of another menopause symptom such as a panic attack or anxiety, where your breathing and heart rate levels become rapid, disturbing the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.
Why does menopause cause dizziness?
The exact cause of dizziness during menopause is unclear but as with so many of the other symptoms of menopause it would appear it is linked to the hormonal changes that occur during menopause.
As the level of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone change they can have an effect on circulation and blood vessels. The resulting fluctuations in blood pressure can cause dizziness. So too can some of the other symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, anxiety and panic attacks which also stem from hormonal imbalances.