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What are symptoms of menopause?

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Most women approaching menopause will have hot flashes, a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads over the upper body, often with blushing and some sweating.

Other common symptoms around the time of menopause include:

  • Irregular or skipped periods
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Racing heart
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle aches and pains
  • Changes in libido (sex drive)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Bladder control problems

From: Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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The Food and Drug Administration.

The North American Menopause Association.

The National Institute on Aging.

Lund, KJ.  September 2008. Med Clin North Am,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

The Food and Drug Administration.

The North American Menopause Association.

The National Institute on Aging.

Lund, KJ.  September 2008. Med Clin North Am,

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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