5 Signs and Symptoms of Menopause

What age do women start going through menopause? What are the signs and symptoms?

Menopause is a normal part of life, and it occurs when women stop menstruating due to ovaries seizing to produce progesterone and estrogen. Every woman has its internal clock and symptoms, but it can happen in your 40s and 50s, with the average age being 51. Here are some of the most common signs & symptoms:


1. Changes in your period
  • The first thing that you might notice is that your periods are not regular. They could be shorter or longer. You might experience heavy bleeding, spotting, periods very close together, and other symptoms.

2. Hot flashes
  • Set a comfortable temperature in your bedroom and keep it well-ventilated, quiet and dark

  • Sleep in loose clothing made out of natural material such as cotton

  • Use a fan

3. Difficulty Sleeping
  • Establish a sleep routine and stick to a sleeping schedule

  • Reduce caffeine intake in the afternoon (e.g., coffee, energy drinks, sodas) and opt for a non-caffeinated herbal tea. Try this great Relax + Sleep Support Tea. It is a premium blend of herbs such as chamomile, valerian root, lavender, and other to help destress, fall and stay asleep.

  • Exercise regularly during the day, but avoid such activities before sleep

4. Mood Changes
  • It's not uncommon for women to experience anxiety, stress, fatigue, or irritability. Meditation, deep breathing technics, yoga, a healthy lifestyle, massages, relaxation, and destress might help. You might notice is that your periods are not regular. Some women find help in herbs. The Relax + Sleep Support Tea, mentioned above, is a good option.

5. Sex and Urinary Incontinence
  • Sexual desire could decrease, or you might enjoy it more after menopause.

  • You can experience vaginal dryness, which might lead to uncomfortable intercourse. Lubricants are a good option.

  • You might experience an urge to urinate or urine leaks while laughing, exercising, coughing, or sneezing. Kegel is a great exercise to reduce incontinence.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professionals.