Symptoms of The Menopause: Top 13 Symptoms

by Laura Ramirez on August 11, 2011

Symptoms of the menopause can wreak havoc in a woman’s life. Right when she is finally on top of her game, she might find herself suffering with symptoms that make it difficult to concentrate, remember she was doing and sleep through the night. Some women find themselves fatigued and saddled with depression. Other women find themselves overwhelmed, anxious and constantly irritated at their loved ones.

The average age of menopause is 51 and women typically go through it between the ages of 45-60, but some women go through menopause before their forties. The symptoms of menopause can start post menopause or in the early stages of peri menopause. Some symptoms can persist for as long as 7-10 years, so it helps to be able to recognize them, so you can recognize that you’re going through the change and find a way to treat them that works with your lifestyle.

Menopause signals the end of fertility in a woman’s life, and is caused in part by the natural decline of your reproductive hormones.ᅠ

And although menopause doesn’t technically begin until one year after your last menstrual period, many women experience the signs and symptoms associated with menopause during the months and years leading up to it. This stage is called perimenopause, which ends when menopause is reached, and a woman becomes postmenopausal.

Many women experience the symptoms listed below during menopause. If you’re suffering through night sweats and hot flashes, rest assured knowing once you reach menopause, these symptoms will eventually become less severe, and go away entirely over time.ᅠ

Menopause itself does not require treatment; medical treatment during menopause concentrates on reducing symptoms.
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symptoms of the menopause

Symptoms of the menopause can affect your home and work life.

Here are the most common symptoms of The Menopause:

  • Spotty periods
  • Moodinessᅠ
  • Lowered fertility
  • Hot flashes (often called hot flushes), night sweats, disrupted sleep
  • Dry and thinning hair and skin
  • Vaginal atrophy and dryness
  • Lowered libido
  • Ringing in the airs
  • Loss of memory
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Anxiety, depression, sense of overwhelm
  • Increased risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • Incontinence

Symptoms can be treated in a variety of ways: with herbal remedies, hormone treatment (either synthetic hormones or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy) in the form of gels, pills, creams or patches or even with acupuncture.

Which of the symptoms above have you been struggling with? What have you done to alleviate symptoms that is working? Please share your tips and stories with other women.

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