Menopause is notoriously known to cause hot flashes or hot flushes, occurring in up to 75% of all women. These sudden increases in body temperature are most common before a woman’s last period, and for most, these symptoms tend to last about two years.
As hormone levels fluctuate during perimenopause, it is not uncommon for women to experience bouts of mood swings and anxiousness. Even the slightest thing can set them off which often causes arguments with their partners. Despite being difficult to manage, understanding these symptoms could be key in helping address any issues that may arise personally …
Menopause is associated with an array of physical and emotional symptoms with the most common complaints being hot flashes and vaginal dryness. However, other symptoms include sleep disturbances, urinary complaints, sexual dysfunction and changes in mood which can all have a significant impact on overall quality of life.
Women typically experience menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, with a duration of 7 to 14 years but it may depend on lifestyle factors such as smoking habits, the age when it starts, race or ethnicity.