Menopause

Hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings ?

You are NOT alone !

Menopause is a natural change, just like puberty, but that does not mean it is an EASY change !  Many women struggle with menopausal symptoms for 5 or even 10 years.  The average age of menopause in the U.S. is 51 years old, but may range from early 40’s to late 50’s.   Most women follow their moms or older sisters in this respect.  Menopause is official when you have been without a period for 12 months or more.  Find out how other women are coping with menopause.

What are the symptoms of menopause ?

Common symptoms include: hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, heart racing, anxiety, depression, irritability, insomnia, dry eyes and vaginal dryness. 

Who should I listen to about menopause ?

Learning about and understanding menopause can make the process more tolerable.  Be careful what you read…Suzanne Summers is not an expert or a scientist.  Gather information from reputable sources such as Dr. O’Sullivan or well-respected websites:

The North American Menopause Society

 

 

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