Symptoms that Say ‘Menopause is Coming’

Part of the Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

For the majority of women, symptoms of menopause (which you experience because your hormones are becoming unbalanced) start appearing before periods come to a stop. Check this list, and if you find that any of these symptoms sound familiar, speak with your GP; you may be approaching menopause.

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Dry hair or skin

  • Feeling irritable

  • Frequent urination

  • Hot flushes

  • Inability to sleep, or interrupted sleep

  • Incontinence

  • Irregular periods

  • Lapses of memory

  • Mood swings

  • Rapid heartbeats (or ‘heart flutters’)

  • Vaginal dryness

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Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)