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  • Patricia Byrne's photo avatar
    Patricia Byrne — 01.07.2017 14:26
    Can your leg muscles each if your going throughmenopause


    • Earle's photo avatar
      Earle — 03.07.2017 09:09
      Hello Patricia Yes and it's very common. Oestrogen helps keep connective tissues supple and so as it falls, limbs and joints can feel stiffer. If you head over to our menopause hub, you can get a free sample of our menopause support sent to you.


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