What are the symptoms of menopause?

Menopause is defined as a continuous 12 months of no periods. Typically, symptoms can begin when you're around 45 and last up to 4 years or so and include: 

  • frequency, regularity and heaviness of periods

  • hot flushes and or night sweats 

  • difficulty sleeping 

  • a reduced sex drive

  • problems with memory and concentration

  • vaginal dryness and pain, itching or discomfort during sex

  • headaches

  • mood changes, such as low mood or anxiety

  • palpitations – heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable

  • joint stiffness, aches and pains, reduced muscle mass

  • recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)