Don’t be caught unaware. Discover what the signs of menopause are so that you are prepared.
What are the signs of menopause?
The signs and symptoms of menopause can be both physical and psychological. Menopause is not a ‘one size fits’ all process – it affects all women differently.
Some women don’t experience the symptoms of natural menopause at all – lucky them! While for others the symptoms can be intense, especially if menopause has been bought on abruptly due to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation.
The most well known and common symptom of menopause are hot flushes which are experienced by around 60% of women.
But don’t be fooled in to thinking if you aren’t experiencing them you are not in menopause – there are another 33 documented signs of menopause!
Know the 34 signs of menopause
Here are all of the signs of menopause you need to look out for;
- Hot flushes
- Night sweats
- Irregular periods
- Loss of libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Hair loss or thinning
- Difficulty concentrating
- Disturbing memory lapses
- Weight gain
- Increase in allergies
- Changes in fingernails – weakening
- Changes in body odor
- Bouts of rapid heart beat
- Breast pain
- Joint pain
- Burning mouth syndrome
- Electric shock sensation
- Digestive problems
- Gum problems
- Increased tension in muscles
- Formication – itchy crawly skin
- Paresthesia – numbness in hands and feet
- Osteoporosis – after several years.