Most women approaching menopause will experience something termed ‘hot flashes’, a sudden warm feeling that spreads to the upper body and is often accompanied by reddened and sweaty skin. This feeling can last for 30 seconds to several minutes. The intensity will vary from person to person, from mild to severe.
Other common and indications women experience before or during menopause include:
- Irregular periods of menstruation
- Mood swings or mood changes
- Heart beats fast and fast
- Headache, migraine
- Pain in muscles and joints
- Increased urinary frequency and bladder control problems
- Libido declines
- The vagina is dry and less elastic, as a result of depletion of the vulva, vaginal and cervical tissues
There are still many other symptoms because menopause affects many aspects of the female body, such as physical, psychological, hormonal, to sexual. But not all women will experience all the symptoms of menopause and indications above.