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Symptoms & types

Not only do menopausal symptoms vary, but menopause types exist. Learn about the symptoms of menopause, complications and how to cope with each.


Most women have menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, sleep issues and changes in sexual interest or response. Learn more about signs that signal menopause and when your symptoms may mean you should seek medical advice.

The most frequent symptom of perimenopause and menopause, hot flushes happen to more then two out of three women. How can you turn down the heat? Does soya, or herbs like black cohosh, help? Find out.

If your sex drive is flagging, learn how you can rev it back up.

Problems like heavy or prolonged periods often start in the run up to menopause as your body transitions due to hormonal changes. 


Menopause starting before the age of 40, whether natural or induced, is known as "premature" menopause. What symptoms should you watch for, and how is premature menopause diagnosed and treated? Find out.


Many women going through menopause experience insomnia. What are its symptoms? Can alcohol or warm milk help? Find out how to treat your insomnia and get a good night's sleep.

Menopause can mean emotional changes, making you more inclined to irritability, sadness, anxiety, fatigue and more. Lifestyle changes can help you cope. Learn how here.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and as women get older, their risks increase dramatically. Find out what you can do now to lower your heart disease risks and whether hormone therapy may be the right path.

Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms of the menopause, but what effect do they have on a woman's risk of heart disease and stroke?

Menopause itself is not associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer; age is the single-most important breast cancer risk factor. Learn how breast cancer is diagnosed and what steps you can take to prevent breast cancer.

Menopause doesn't raise your risk of developing ovarian cancer; the risks increase with age. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer amongst women. Find out what causes this cancer, its symptoms, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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