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Symptoms of menopause

Common symptoms include:

  • Irregular periods. Some women have light periods. Others have heavy bleeding. Your menstrual cycle may be longer or shorter, or you may skip periods.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia).
  • Emotional changes. Some women have mood swings or feel grouchy, depressed, or worried.
  • Headaches.
  • Feeling that your heart is beating too fast or unevenly (palpitations).
  • Problems with remembering or thinking clearly.
  • Vaginal dryness.

Some women have only a few mild symptoms. Others have severe symptoms that disrupt their sleep and daily lives.

Symptoms tend to last or get worse the first year or more after menopause. Over time, hormones even out at low levels, and many symptoms improve or go away.

 

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menstrual-cycle/art-20047186?pg=1

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16043/5-signs-you-have-a-healthy-menstrual-cycle.html

https://www.verywell.com/signs-and-symptoms-of-normal-and-abnormal-periods-3520916

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