Many find the menopause a time of liberation, free from their menstrual period.
Decreasing levels of Oestrogen (the hormone that’s responsible for the growth of the sexual organs) causes menopausal symptoms. Some women also suffer psychologically from realising they are ageing and their reproductive life is over.
As the menopause begins, many women have lighter of heavier menstrual flow, during what is known as the peri-menopausal stage.
A common symptom are hot flushes or night sweats, waves of heat flowing through the body.
Common menopause symptoms:
- Irregular menstruation
- Changes in sexual desire
- Hot flushes (flashes, night sweats)
- Memory loss
- Psychological changes
- Itching, Prickly skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Uncomfortable Intercourse
- Joint or muscle pain
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