And it can still be years before your last menstrual period. Some common, normal signs include irregular periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, and mood swings—all results of unevenly changing levels of ovarian hormones (estrogen) in your body. Read more about how you'll know you're near menopause.
Also asked, what are the early signs of menopause?
Symptoms of perimenopause
- Changing periods - length of cycle, duration of period.
- Hot flushes.
- Night sweats.
- Fatigue – tiredness or a loss of zest.
- Anxiety, mood swings, irritability and depression.
- A feeling of being invisible and a loss of confidence.
- Decreased libido or sex drive.
What are the symptoms of menopause and at what age?
The age at which a woman starts having menstrual periods is also not related to the age of menopause onset. Most women reach menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, but menopause may occur as earlier as ages 30s or 40s, or may not occur until a woman reaches her 60s.
What is the earliest menopause can start?
It usually starts in a woman's 40s, but can start in her 30s or even earlier. Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last 1 to 2 years of perimenopause, this drop in estrogen speeds up. At this stage, many women have menopause symptoms.