Menopausal transition starts several years before menopause and ends when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. It usually begins in a woman’s 40s, but can be even earlier. At this stage, many women start having menopause symptoms, which are often not recognized as such due to lifestyle. Most women don’t get enough information about menopause unless they start to have symptoms.
Menopause symptoms may have a big impact on a woman’s wellbeing. Duration and severity of symptoms varies from woman to woman. They may include:
- Irregular periods
- Lower sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Difficulty sleeping
- Irritability and mood changes
- Joint stiffness, aches and pains
- Problems with concentration and memory
70% of women remain untreated because of unsatisfying treatments.
Most women don’t get enough information about menopause unless they start to have symptoms