Health Tip: Identify Menopause

(HealthDay News) — All women go through menopause, when the menstrual periods stop and the child-bearing years end.

Symptoms may emerge all at once, or may be mild at first and progress over time.

The U.S. Office on Women’s Health says symptoms of menopause include:

  • No menstrual period for 12 consecutive months.
  • Hot flashes.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Vaginal dryness.
  • Loss of interest in sex.