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What Are the Symptoms of Menopause?

Irregular period cycle is one of the first signs of menopause.

Women may experience a mix of physical and psychological symptoms.[1]

Physical symptoms include: 

Psychological symptoms include: 

Joint pains (osteoporosis)

Trouble focussing 

Hot flashes (also known as hot flushes)

Feeling anxious 

Night sweats

Difficulty in sleeping 

Vaginal dryness

Low sex drive 

Irregular period cycle 

Mood swings 

Read our definitive guide to know the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. 

1. (2018). ‘Menopause’. NHS UK. 29 August. Available at: <>

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