Symptoms of Menopause

What are the symptoms of Menopause?

Some of the most common symptoms you may experience are listed below:

Hot flashes and/or night sweats
Irregular Periods
Periods stop
Dry skin and wrinkles
Insomnia or restless sleep
Stiffness and joint issues
Diminished sex drive, vaginal dryness
Fibrocystic breasts
Irritability, mood swings, depression
Loss of Muscle Tone
Weight gain around the middle
Lack of energy
Stiffness and joint issues
Unwanted facial hair
Fuzzy thinking, difficulty concentrating
Memory loss
Heart palpitations
Urinary dysfunction
Your doctor can do a test to determine if you are in menopause.

Menopause need not be the end of a happy and fulfilling life.

With proper care of your health at this time, you can have many years to do the things you
enjoy doing, possibly free from some of the responsibilities that you had during your earlier
adult life.

By staying active and doing things you enjoy, many women find that they are enjoying life to
the full at this time of life.

What can you do to ease the discomfort and some of the problems of menopause?

Your doctor may suggest that you supplement some hormones at this time. It is good to ask
questions and learn all you can before making decisions. Remember, it is your body and you
know it best and are the one who will live with any decisions you make at this time.

Many women today are taking the initiative to look into more natural alternatives to conventional
HRT. There is a lot of information available today that was not available to our mothers and
grandmothers. With the advent of the internet, a vast amount of information is available at a
click of the mouse.

Women....Educate yourselves!!