Symptoms of early menopause

Symptoms of menopause vary considerably. For some women, the only symptom of menopause is that their monthly periods stop. Most symptoms of menopause are temporary and will ease with time.

Some women find it helpful to keep a diary of their symptoms to discuss with a member of their health care team. View an example of a menopause symptom diary (pdf 55 kb).

This section describes some of the common symptoms of menopause and includes suggestions about lifestyle changes that can help reduce symptoms and make them easier to manage. These suggestions will not stop the symptoms completely. However, it’s worth noting that lifestyle changes may bring other physical and mental benefits in the future.

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