Can menopause make you feel ill?

Menopause, which marks the end of a woman's reproductive years, can come with an array of physical and emotional symptoms. The changes associated with menopause are mainly caused by hormone fluctuations, as the ovaries decrease production of estrogen and progesterone. While some women may have few symptoms, many experience symptoms significant enough to impact quality of life. Common menopausal symptoms include:

The wide range of menopausal symptoms can certainly make some women feel unwell. Things like hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep troubles impact energy levels and quality of life for many. Vaginal dryness and discomfort can affect sexual function and relationships. Mood changes like irritability or anxiety further diminish one's sense of wellbeing.

There are ways women can ease the transition of menopause and alleviate uncomfortable symptoms, including:

I hope this overview on how menopause can impact health and some management options is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions!

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