Is it normal to ache all over at 50?

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By the time you’re in your fifties, you may be experiencing joint pain, stiffness and a lack of flexibility. In short, it’s an age when you seem to be “aching all over”…

For women, the usual consequences of aging on joint function are compounded by the effects of menopause. With its arrival, many women expect hormonal and emotional changes. Often overlooked, however, is the fact that menopause can also lead to persistent joint pain. Let’s find out why these pains occur and how to manage them effectively.

Menopause, estrogen and joint pain

It’s a well-known fact: menopause means the end of menstruation and a reduction in the production of sex hormones, including estrogen. The effects of this decline on joint function are not uncommon. In fact, around 50% of women in menopause or premenopause claim to suffer from this. But why?

Estrogen is associated with the control of inflammation within joint structures. This inflammation can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain impact sports, a sedentary lifestyle, stress and diet. When joint inflammation occurs, there is usually swelling of the joint, causing stiffness and affecting movement. What’s more, estrogen modulates the nervous system’s perception of pain. It is therefore understandable that a reduction in its production can exacerbate the intensity of joint pain.

In the majority of cases, joint stiffness and discomfort are felt upon awakening, i.e. after a period of prolonged inactivity due to sleep. As we become more active, these tend to diminish. Hips and knees are frequently affected, as are wrists and hands.

How to control joint pain during menopause?

Certain factors and lifestyle habits can contribute to joint pain. It’s possible to stop aching all over by reducing joint pain during menopause! Here are a few lifestyle tips to put into practice:

1

Maintain an active lifestyle

Focus on low-impact activities such as swimming, yoga, Pilates, walking, cycling, etc. Avoid activities that put excessive pressure on joints, such as jogging on hard surfaces.
2

Maintaining a healthy body weight

Excess weight puts a lot of pressure on joints and encourages the development of problems such as osteoarthritis. Controlling body weight can reduce the load on joints.
3

Control stress

The stress hormone cortisol reduces the body's tolerance to pain. Effective stress management through relaxation techniques, meditation, physical activity, social support and other methods is therefore relevant.
4

Adopt a healthy diet

Focus on foods that help reduce inflammation, such as fruits, vegetables, omega-3-rich fish and anti-inflammatory spices like turmeric. In addition, ensure a good calcium intake to prevent osteoporosis, a real threat during menopause.

Genacol supplements

To control inflammation in the joints, and thus reduce pain, we recommend our Genacol Anti-Inflammatory supplement. Naturally, it contains our AminoLock Collagen, which helps preserve the condition of cartilage to help reduce joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. What’s more, it contains active ingredients that help reduce inflammation in the body in an entirely natural way.

Our product line also includes Genacol Bones and Joints. This formula is specifically designed to prevent joint pain associated with osteoarthritis, and reduction in bone density associated with osteoporosis.

Make Genacol supplements part of your daily routine. Don’t wait if you’re concerned about your joint health! Our supplements are all-natural, safe solutions (except for a few contraindications) for preserving healthy joint structures while promoting their proper functioning.

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