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Menopause
Symptoms

Symptoms of Menopause

80% of women will experience symptoms with menopause. And every menopause has it's own unique set of symptomas. Learn more about your symptoms here, and how they can be managed.
Breast Pain
The majority of women will experience some breast discomfort at one time or another - very often this time will be during their menopause. Regardless of the cause, it is a good idea to be breast aware - know what your breasts feel like, and make sure to check them regularly.
2 minutes
Vaginal Atrophy
Not many people's favourite topic - but an important one nonetheless. Vaginal atrophy is one of the most common symptoms affecting many women, before and after menopause.
5 minutes
Abnormally heavy periods
Heavy periods can be a common side effect of the menopause - however, abnormally heavy periods may be something for you to speak to your doctor about. 'Diagnosing' your abnormally heavy period can be tricky though. So, hopefully we help break that down for you.
6 minutes
Menopausal palpitations
Palpitations are one of the many (34) symptoms of menopause that you may experience. Menopausal palpitations are nothing to worry about - just a result of your fluctuating hormones.
4 minutes
Dry skin
Changes to your skin are common through menopause as our hormones are changing. Dry skin is particularly common after menopause, when estrogen levels have fallen. Learn more about how to manage dry skin.
2 minutes
Brittle Nails
Many women will overlook the link between brittle nails and their menopause, however, hormonal fluctuations can lead to many different and unexpected symptoms.
3 minutes
Headaches and migraines
Headaches and migraines are something many women suffer with in the lead up to and after menopause. Here we explain why menopause can trigger migraines, and how they can impact your treatment options.
5 minutes
Hot flushes
Wondering why your feeling a bit hotter - needing to wear layers just to keep cool? We explain exactly what causes the dreaded hot flush. It's the most common symptom associated with menopause, and there's a few tips on how to deal with them.
3 minutes
Poor sleep and insomnia
Problems with sleep, or changes to your sleeping patterns are common during menopause. Losing sleep can have a huge impact on your wellbeing. Learn why sleep is affected by menopause, and some tips to help you deal with it.
4 minutes
Joint Pain
We describe the basics of menopausal joint pain - why it happens; how lifestyle changes help; and how medication can sooth your pain. It's really common but not always talked about. Don't let it drag you down.
4 minutes
Brain fog and memory changes
Hormones have an important role to play in the way your brain works. When your hormones are changing in perimenopause, and drop after menopause this can cause changes to memory and concentration.
5 minutes
Mental health
It's common for menopause to change your mental health and wellbeing. We know that sometimes it can be hard to recognise when your feeling a bit off. For most people life is busy and stressful - and there's little time to recognise your own feelings. We summarise how menopause can impact your mental health, and how to recognise you might not be feeling ok.
5 minutes
Mood swings
Struggling with hormonal mood swings is something many women experience throughout their life. We explain why mood swings might become particularly bad during perimenopause and menopause, and how you can understand them.
3 minutes
Night Sweats
Nights sweats are very common during menopause. They're hot flushes which happen at night - leaving you drenched in sweat. Here we explain why they happen and the steps you can take to try and manage them.
4 minutes
Low Sex Drive
It's not too much to ask to have good sex when your older! However, it's common for sex drive to decrease with time for both men and women. There can be lots of different reasons for this. Here we explain how sex drive and menopause are linked, and share tips to improve your sexual wellbeing.
5 minutes
Thinning Hair
Thinning hair is a very common symptom amongst menopausal women. It is one of the many ways our body changes during this transition. It is nothing to worry about - there are ways you can manage it and steps you can take to prevent it.
3 minutes
Feeling tired all the time
Tiredness or fatigue is common during perimenopause and menopause. It can be related to other symptoms, or a symptom in itself. This short article explains why you might be feeling tired.
2 minutes
Unexplained Anxiety
New anxiety that doesn't seem to have an explanation is a very common symptom experienced in perimenopause. This explains a bit more about anxiety, and ways you can manage it.
7 minutes
Problems with urination
Roughly a third of women will experience some for of urinary problem during menopause - whether it's needing to go more, or having less control over your bladder. This explains what urinary incontinence is; why it’s common at menopause; and the ways you can manage it.
6 minutes
Vaginal dryness
Not many people's favourite topic - but an important one nonetheless. Vaginal dryness affects many women, before and after menopause. This article outlines how it feels; why it happens and what you can do to help.
3 minutes
Weight Gain
Many women experience some weight gain, or a change in their shape as they approach and pass through menopause. Our medical advisor Dr Hughes writes about exactly why this happens and how we can avoid it.
7 minutes