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Menopause symptoms

Most women have some symptoms during menopause. Some women will have only a few mild symptoms, but for others it is a distressing and difficult time.

The most common symptoms are hot flushes and night sweats – you suddenly feel overheated and can’t bear to wear so many clothes.

Some women feel tired and lacking of energy. Some lose interest in sex and some have problems such as moodiness, irritability, anxiety and depression.

Other common problems are:

Your doctor may prescribe medicines that help ease symptoms of menopause.

Not sure what to do next?

If you are still concerned about your the menopause, check your symptoms with healthdirect’s online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.

The Symptom Checker guides you to the next appropriate healthcare steps, whether it’s self care, talking to a health professional, going to a hospital or calling triple zero (000).



Last reviewed: September 2017

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