By Cicle Health on 29 Nov, 2022

Menopause starts 12 months after a woman's last period. Menopausal transition or perimenopause refers to the years preceding that time when women may experience changes in their monthly cycles, hot flashes, or other symptoms.

Most frequently, the menopausal transition starts between ages 45 and 55. It typically lasts seven years, although it can last up to fourteen years. Each woman is affected by the menopausal transition differently and in different ways. Women may put on weight more quickly due to changes in fat cells and how the body uses energy. Your body's structure and composition, physical function, or bone or heart health may all alter.

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Symptoms of menopause

Women have different experiences of menopause. In some, they experience the symptoms of Menopause faster than normal. The most common symptoms are;

  • Insomnia
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Problem with memory
  • Low libido, or sex drive
  • Dry Skin, Mouth and Eyes
  • Frequent urination
  • Sore throat in the throat or breast
  • Headache
  • Increased heart rate
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Hair loss or hair thinning

As soon as a woman reaches the end of the 30s, the ovaries start to create less estrogen and progesterone (hormone controlling menstruation) and fertility reduces. In the 40s, periods can be long or small, heavy or light and more or less. In the end, as time progresses the period stops.


Menopause puts you at risk of having certain diseases and conditions. Some of them includes:

Diseases related to heart and blood (cardiovascusular): -

When the level of estrogen falls, the risk of heart diseases increases. Therefore, it is important to take care of one's body. Regular exercise, healthy diet and maintaining a normal weight. Our doctor would advise you to maintain your blood pressure and cholesterol to avoid any complications.

Osteoporosis: -

This condition makes the bone brittle and weak. This increases the risk of fracture. After menopause, some bones can lose the density of bones as the year goes by, which increases the risk of osteoporosis. Women with postmenopausal osteoporosis are especially susceptible to their spine, hips and wrist fractures.

Decreased Sexual function: -

The vagina loses moisture because of the lack of estrogen. So, sex can become uncomfortable and minor bleeding might occur due to the loss of elasticity. Apart from this, the sensation can be reduced during the activity.

Water-based lubricant can help with moisture. If the vagina does not provide moisture the use of local vagina estrogen treatment as well as vagina cream might be needed


Menopause makes the metabolism slow. You may need to eat less and exercise more to maintain your current weight.

When do you go to the doctor

Our doctor might need to run some tests during menopause, such as colonoscopy, mammography and triglyceride screening. The doctor can also recommend other tests, which includes thyroid test, there can also be breast and pelvic examinations.

Why choose Cicle?

Menopause is a natural process. It causes hormonal fluctuation, but it can be managed. We can help alleviate some of these symptoms. All you need to do is book an appointment with our doctors and we will help you on your journey to total wellness. Click here to book an appointment

Frequently asked questions

What can be done to control mood swing during menopause?

Getting sufficient sleep and being active can help to stop mood swings. You can also try to learn new ways to deal with stress, such as meditation or journaling. If you need to talk to someone, then consult the doctor.

Should I use birth control during menopause?

You should still use birth Control for at least the first year of menopause if you do not want to be pregnant.

What treatment stops painful sex during menopause?

The pain during sex might be because of the drop in estrogen, which causes vagina dryness. Discuss with our doctor about the potential reasons for painful sex. There are many types of lubrication that can help relieve symptoms.

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