Health Tip: Symptoms of Menopause
More than missed periods
(HealthDay News) - Menopause, the hormonal change in a woman's body in which her menstrual cycle stops, can happen as early as before age 40, but most often occurs in women between age 45 and 55.
The Foundation for Better Health Care lists these common symptoms of menopause:
- Missed period for at least 12 months, with no cause other than menopause.
- Abnormal periods for you, such as spotting, different cycles or a different flow.
- Vaginal dryness.
- Changes in weight, difficulty sleeping, night sweats and hot flashes.
- Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, depression and moodiness.
- Pain or burning during urination, or loss or weakened bladder control.
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