A doctor or healthcare professional is best placed to provide the information and care you need. This is not intended as medical advice or a diagnosis. Through research and personal experience with menopause, I can make useful suggestions regarding what products might help. Menopause is divided into three stages: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. The first sign of menopause is generally a change in the consistency of your periods. Other common symptoms include hot flashes, chills, night sweats, sleep disturbances, changes in mood, increased weight, metabolism changes, vaginal dryness, tiredness, bloating, water retention, altered skin, and acne.
The transition into menopause commonly starts between the ages of 45-55 and can last from seven to fourteen years, based on factors like smoking, when it begins, and race/ethnicity.