Menopause symptoms

When the menopause arrives, it brings quite a few changes with it. It typically starts between the ages of 40 and 60. During the menopause, there are significant changes in the way the body produces hormones. This is a natural process, but it can be associated with a number of uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flushes, occasional excessive sweating, fatigue and tiredness that can have a negative effect on quality of life.

Get to know the different phases: the premenopause, the perimenopause, the menopause and the postmenopause.

Phasen der Menopause

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During the early phase (i.e. the premenopause), changes in monthly periods are the main focus. Menstruation may occur more irregularly or be heavier and monthly cycles are initially shorter before becoming longer later on. During the premenopause, women often also experience mood swings, insomnia and tenderness in the breasts.

During the actual menopause (i.e. the perimenopause), the increasing hormonal changes mainly manifest themselves in hot flushes and excessive sweating, along with mood swings, internal restlessness and sleep problems.


The most important signs of the menopause:

Hot flushes and excessive sweating are among the most common symptoms of the menopause and are the body’s way of reacting to changes in hormone levels. The tiresome episodes are usually only short and can occur several times a day.

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Women tend to sleep lighter, not just during the menopause, where many women complain about ongoing insomnia. A lack of restful sleep can result in daytime drowsiness, lack of concentration and irritability.

Mood swings and depressive moods are experienced by 30 to 40% of women during the menopause. The changing life circumstances can be strenuous and hormonal changes can also disrupt mental balance.

Vaginal dryness is something experienced by around half of all women during and after the menopause. The vaginal mucosa loses its natural moisture, becomes more sensitive, is more easily irritated and may burn or itch.

Overview of symptoms

Did you know that the menopause is associated with around 60 different symptoms? While some of them are typical for the menopause, such as hot flushes, others can occur in all phases of a women’s life, such as insomnia.

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Mental and physical symptoms


Poor concentration and forgetfulness




Lack of drive

Sensory disorders

Anxiety and panic attacks

Depressive mood

Cardiovascular system and airways

Irregular heartbeat

Heart trouble

Blood pressure

Shortness of breath


Breast pain / breast tenderness

Muscle pain

Stomach pain

Abdominal pain

Urogenital and abdominal signs

Cycle changes / irregular monthly periods


Irritable bladder

Changes in libido

Pain during sex


Urine smell



Body, skin and hair

Weight gain

Skin irritations

Itchy skin

Dry eyes

Brittle nails

Water retention

Muscle tension

Numbness in limbs

Other feelings of illness



Changes in body odour

Impaired sense of taste

Burning mouth


Therapy options

Find out more about the different treatment options and therapies during the menopause – from hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to hormone-free, herbal alternatives.

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Hormone replacement therapy

There is usually no way around hormone replacement therapy when it comes to severe symptoms during the menopause. As many women have a critical opinion in this regard, a sound medical examination and consultation on the opportunities and risks are essential for avoiding potential risks.


Herbal treatment options

With less severe menopausal complaints, herbal remedies that promise gentle and hormone-free therapy free from side effects are worth a try. Various approaches are available to choose from, with some well-tested, while others fall short.

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