Signs and symptoms of menopause
As you age your oestrogen levels decline and, eventually, your ovaries don't release eggs anymore - which means you’ll stop having periods. Sometimes this happens quite suddenly, but usually leading up to it you’ll notice increasingly irregular periods and some unpleasant symptoms. You won’t know that you’ve gone through the menopause until you haven’t had a period for twelve months or more. Once you’ve not had a period for twelve months, you’ll then be ‘post-menopausal’. Your menopause would've happened during the year when you had no periods.
The most common symptoms of menopause include hot flushes, mood changes, difficulty sleeping, night sweats, low libido, vaginal dryness, low concentration and memory problems.
If you’re starting to experience menopause symptoms, or want to know what to expect when they eventually come, we can help to break them down and give you all the information you need.