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Unexpected Menopause Symptoms


Roughly 70% of women are affected by at least one symptom of menopause. The biggest issue with menopause symptoms is that many are unprepared for or expecting them. Of the menopausal symptoms, there are both physical and emotional effects. Keep reading to learn about three of the most unexpected menopausal symptoms.

Hair Loss 


Due to changing hormone levels, hair loss is a common menopausal symptom. Hair loss occurs when estrogen levels drop and hair follicles begin to fail. When hair becomes brittle,it may also start to thin out . Additionally, one of the more infrequent menopausal symptoms is an  increase of facial hair.

Memory Lapses 


Memory lapses usually occur due to a high amount of anxiety. Women suffering from menopausal symptoms often report feeling  stressed as a result of these symptoms and their side effects. This can cause memory lapses to increase in frequency.

Weight Gain 


When women are older than 50, because of changing hormone levels. Often, weight gain occurs because the metabolism has slowed down significantly.


An increase in allergies is common when experiencing changes in hormone levels. An increase in allergies is not common. Talk to your doctor if you're concerned.

There are many treatments available that are able to manage the symptoms of menopause. Talk to your doctors about your symptoms. Click here for more information about treatments for menopause symptoms.

When Do Menopause Symptoms Start?

Most women go through menopause in their late 40s or early 50s, this process is called perimenopause. Menopause symptoms begin during perimenopause due to hormonal fluctuations. Keep reading to find out more.

What Causes Late Menopause?

Click here to learn how late menopause changes the risk of developing some conditions.

4 Physical Menopause Symptoms

Symptoms of menopause can be divided into physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, irregular periods, fatigue, insomnia, and vaginal dryness, and emotional symptoms, such as mood swings.Most women going through the menopause transition will experience physical symptoms.Find out which ones.

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