If you've been asking, "Is it hot in here or is it me?" you've come to the right place. The months and years leading up to and following menopause can be bewildering at best, overwhelming at times. You've got questions. We’ve got answers. <br /><a class="linktocondition" href="/condition/menopause">Menopause Guide</a>
Is it common to experience mood swings and depression during the years leading into menopause and immediately after?
You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. But some other side effects people don't really talk about.
Here are some things you might want to know about menopause.
I'm not going to beat around the bush. (OK, I realize that is a not-so-funny pun.)
Why not get right to the point? Menopause brings many changes, and one of the peskiest is a change in the way your vagina feels, which can lead to itchiness, dryness, irritation (which can even lead to bleeding) and trouble with intercourse.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Some women may be genetically predisposed to suffer hot flashes before or during menopause, a new study suggests.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Those memory lapses many women notice around menopause are real, and they can begin at a relatively young age, researchers report.
THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News)—The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Women who believe they have a lot of hot flashes during the night may be more likely to experience mild depression during menopause, a new study suggests.
September is Menopause Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate women about menopause. Menopause is said to have occurred when a woman has not had a period for 12 months.