(HealthDay News) -- A characteristic symptom of menopause is hot flashes, along with missing a menstrual period.
But those aren't the only signs; the American Academy of Family Physicians says additional signs of menopause include:
- Any change in menstruation, such as heavier or lighter bleeding.
- Vaginal dryness, which may result in painful intercourse.
- Frequent urination or urinary tract infection.
- Fatigue or difficulty sleeping.
- Night sweats.
- Persistent headaches.
- Gaining weight.
- Changes in mood.