Although some women have few or no
menopause symptoms, most women do. Similarly, while
some women have mild symptoms, others find that their sleep, daily life, and
sense of well-being are severely affected. Menopause symptoms eventually
subside when hormone levels even out.
Postmenopause changes are normal signs of low estrogen
and typically continue over time.
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Symptoms related to menopause are caused by changing or dropping hormone
levels and usually end 1 or 2 years after menopause. Some women continue to
have symptoms for 5 or more years afterward. Menopause symptoms include: