Fast facts on menopause

Fast facts on menopause

Menopause is the medical term used for the end of a woman’s menstrual period. Menopause is a biological and natural process, and it definitely is not any kind of medical disorder. Many women experience some physical and emotional symptoms during menopause, caused by hormonal imbalance. Typically, a woman will begin to experience menopausal symptoms around age 45 as her body’s reproductive capacity comes to an end.


You might experience these signs and symptoms:

Hot flashes. About 75-85% of middle-aged women experience hot flashes. Hot flashes are sensations of extreme heat in the upper part of the body and are often accompanied by rapid heartbeats.

Night sweats: These are similar to hot flashes that affect menopausal women during waking hours. Night sweats are episodes of sweating at night that can often interrupt a woman’s sleep.

Irregular periods. These irregularities are one of the first symptoms of menopause for many women.

Other common symptoms of menopause include:

          • Sleep disorders
          • Vaginal dryness
          • Mood Changes
          • Weight gain
          • Hair loss
          • Dry skin
          • Tingling extremities