Menopause Symptoms

Treatment for menopause symptoms that are right for you may not be easy. There are many symptoms of menopause. 

Everyone has a unique combination of symptoms. 

Symptoms affect about 70% of women approaching menopause. Typical symptoms are caused by changes in hormone levels in the female reproductive system. 

Almost all women notice early symptoms while still having periods. This stage of gradually falling and fluctuating hormone levels is called perimenopause, which often begins in the early 40s. 

Menopause Symptoms

Premenopause Symptoms, Perimenopause Symptoms, and Symptoms of Menopause


Here are some common menopause symptoms…

  • Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling


  • Irregular heart beat or heart palpitations


  • Irritability


  • Mood swings, sudden tears


  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia or hypersomnia) through the night (with or without night sweats)


  • Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles


  • Loss of libido


  • Dry vagina


  • Easily irritable or inability to handle stress


  • Crashing or chronic fatigue


  • Leg cramps


  • Anxiety, feeling ill at ease


  • Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom


  • Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion


  • Disturbing memory lapses or loss


  • Low metabolism


  • Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)


  • Dry, thin or itchy crawly skin


  • Acne


  • Aching, sore joints, muscle weakness and tendons


  • Arthritis


  • Yeast infections


  • Incontinence or urinary symptoms or urinary tract infections


  • Craving sweets, caffeine, junk food and carbohydrates


  • Pain at the Gallbladder


  • Headaches, migraines


  • Low energy and fatigue


  • Increased tension in muscles


  • Breast tenderness, painful breasts and swelling


  • Headache change: increase or decrease


  • Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea


  • Water retention or sudden bouts of bloat


  • Depression, anxiety


  • Lower sex drive, loss of sex drive


  • Dry and itchy eyes


  • Unstable or low blood sugar (Hypoglycemia)


  • Exacerbation of existing conditions


  • increase in allergies


  • Menopause weight gain especially in hips, waist and stomach


  • Endometriosis


  • Hair Loss or thinning hair - head, pubic, or whole body


  • facial hair growth


  • Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance


  • Changes in body odor


  • Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head


  • Lack of concentration, foggy and fuzzy thinking


  • Menstrual cramping


  • Cold or tingling in the extremities


  • Heavy, light, or irregular and erratic periods


  • Gum problems, increased bleeding


  • Fibrocystic breasts


  • Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor


  • Osteoporosis and bone loss


  • Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier


  • ovarian cysts


  • Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.

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Treatment
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Menopause Symptoms

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