Health Tip: When Menopause Begins

Symptoms that affect many women

(HealthDay News) -- The onset of menopause signals more than just an end to a woman's menstrual cycle.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists lists these changes that commonly affect women during menopause:

  • Irregular periods, heavy bleeding or periods that stop.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Night sweats and difficulty sleeping.
  • Vaginal dryness and reduced bladder control.
  • Thinning, weakening bones.
  • Moodiness, diminished memory and reduced concentration.
Diana Kohnle

Diana Kohnle

Published on August 13, 2009

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