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Perimenopause and menopause symptoms explained
The menopause is when your ovaries stop producing eggs and levels of hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone fall, which can result in a range of symptoms. The definition of menopause is when you haven’t had a period for 12 months, while the perimenopause is the time directly before the menopause, when you still have periods, but the fluctuating and low hormone levels – especially oestrogen – can trigger a whole host of symptoms.
Understanding and recognising perimenopause and menopause symptoms empowers you to seek support and treatment if needed.
Common symptoms of the perimenopause and menopause
Every menopause is different. At Newson Health, we can provide evidence-based, personalised and holistic care whatever your experience.
Hot flushes: This is one of the most common menopause symptoms, characterised by sudden feelings of warmth across the body, particularly the face, neck and chest. Hot flashes can vary in frequency and intensity from person to person
Night sweats: These are intense hot flashes the occur at night. Night sweats can disrupt sleep which can lead to fatigue during the day
Mood changes: Many women report feelings of sadness, irritability, or anxiety. These can be due to hormonal fluctuations but can also be influenced by sleep disruptions from other symptoms
Vaginal dryness: Reduced oestrogen levels can lead to discomfort, itching, or pain, particularly during intercourse
Decreased libido: Oestrogen and testosterone are both important hormones for libido, so you may find your sex drive declines during the perimenopause and menopause
Sleep disorders: Apart from night sweats, you may experience insomnia or disturbed sleep patterns, which can in turn lead to fatigue
Memory and concentration issues: Some women may experience ‘brain fog’ including challenges with focus, recalling information, or completing tasks
Joint aches and pains: Hormonal changes can cause inflammation in joints, leading to discomfort and pain.
Managing menopause symptoms
Recognising your symptoms could be connected to the perimenopause and menopause is the first step. At Newson Health menopause clinics, we’re dedicated to providing evidence-based care, treatment and information for you.
Whether it’s discussing potential treatments, including HRT, or seeing advice on lifestyle changes, our team is committed to supporting you every step of the way.
Contact Newson Health
If menopause symptoms are affecting your life, or you have any menopause-related concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. With menopause clinics in Stratford-upon-Avon, Bournemouth, Southampton, Chester, Manchester, Harrogate and London, we’re here to provide the support and care you need.View our clinic locations