All women will have a different experience of the menopause. Some will barely notice any symptoms, while others will need medications to help them cope. There are a wide range of possible symptoms, but the most common are hot flushes and night sweats.
Common symptoms include:
Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)
Mood changes and irritability
Lowered sex drive (libido)
Dry skin, hair and nails
Bone thinning (osteoporosis)
Vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
Psychological effects such as poor memory, loss of confidence and low self esteem
Passing urine more often and increased risk of urinary infections
Aches and pains.
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