10 Common Symptoms of Menopause

Whether you are experiencing natural or surgical menopause, you could find yourself dealing with a myriad of symptoms which can affect you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Depending on the severity and extent of your symptoms, you can find yourself feeling overwhelmed, miserable, an exhausted.

Because menopause can affect you physically, emotionally, mentally, and sexually, it’s important to know about the possible symptoms. Being able to identify and treat them early can help you manage them more effectively and before they are too severe.

Here are 10 common menopause symptoms you could experience as part of menopause.

1. Hot flashes and Night Sweats
2. Insomnia and Fatigue
3. Mood swings and Depression
4. Brain fog and Memory Issues
5. Vaginal Dryness or Vaginal Atrophy
6. Aches and Pains
7. Bladder and Incontinence Issues
8. Changes with Intimacy
9. Headaches and Migraines
10. Irregular Cycle and Periods

The good news is that there are several options for coping with these symptoms. Today, you have access to a wide variety of medications, supplements, hormones, and other remedies which can help you manage your menopause symptoms. You can also make lifestyle and dietary changes which can help you manage menopause effectively. While you can’t avoid menopause, you don’t have to let it be in charge!

Browse through the HysterSisters Menopause and Hormone Articles covering a variety of Menopause information to help de-fog the hormone confusion with specific information for oopherectomy (ovary removal): Estrogen choices, breast cancer and HRT, how to tell if your ovaries are working, and more.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.  Reprinted with permission: 10 Common Menopause Symptoms

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