When we talk about the menopause we are usually talking not only about the point when periods stop but all also the time leading up to it. Typical menopause symptoms being around four years before a woman’s periods cease. Unfortunately, the whole process is not a simple one. There is no flip of a switch. This means that symptoms can vary. They can come and go, and they may be very mild, to begin with.
What Are Menopause Symptoms?
Women will experience these symptoms differently. They may happen one at a time or all at once. You may experience all of these symptoms of only a few. All of this is normal.
Some of the most common symptoms of menopause are as follows;
- Moodiness similar to PMS
- Changes in the frequency of your periods, they may stop and start or last longer than normal
- Change in intensity of bleeding, both more or less bleeding is normal
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty sleeping
- Vaginal dryness, and discomfort during sex
- Lower sex drive
- Decreased bone density
- Raised cholesterol levels
While going through the menopause is inevitable, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to make it less unpleasant.
Dealing With Menopause Symptoms
Depending on your symptoms and how they are affecting you, there are many options. For some women, just making small changes to their diet and exercise habits can help alleviate their symptoms. Other options include treatments for individual symptoms, or hormone treatments that can address multiple symptoms at once.
If you are finding that the symptoms of menopause are interfering with your life, you should speak to a doctor. A gynaecologist like Dr Phillipe De Rosnay can discuss your concerns and then work with you to find a solution that works for you. You don’t have to just let the menopause happen. You can take some control over its effect on your life. So, why not make an appointment today?