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What are the symptoms of peri-menopause?

Hormones impact so much of our body, our mind and how we feel. That’s why, when hormone levels change during peri-menopause and the menopause, women can experience a wide range of symptoms.

The symptoms many women think of are:

  • Hot flushes

  • Irregular, light or heavy periods

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Palpitations

But did you know that these are common symptoms too:

  • Low mood, mood swings and low self-esteem

  • Anxiety

  • Memory or concentration issues (brain fog)

  • Headaches

  • Muscle aches and joint pain

  • Changed body shape and weight gain

  • Skin changes including dry and itchy skin

  • Reduced sex drive

  • Vaginal dryness and pain

  • Itching or discomfort during sex

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs)

If you are suffering, do speak to a doctor.  There are treatments that could help.

At The Maxwell Practice, you can book in to see Dr Helen Kennedy, our women's health specialist doctor.  Helen has over 19 years’ experience as a doctor, she is wonderfully caring, very knowledgeable about the menopause and would love to help you.

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