Most women will experience menopausal symptoms and there a number of different factors that can affect it. This includes things like your level of physical activity, BMI, smoking status, education, stress levels, social support networks, available health care, general health and dietary habits. But that’s not all, several studies have suggested that your ethnic background can also affect this.1,2
Of course, menopause is different for everyone and personal to you. Regardless of ethnicity, geographic location, or culture, all women who reach the age of 60 with reproductive organs intact will transition through the perimenopause to the menopause.
Research amongst GB women aged 40+ from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds revealed:
So, do you think you might be going through menopause? Want to check if your symptoms are related to it? You’re in the right place.
We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the 34 main menopause signs and symptoms to help you understand what you’re experiencing.
Find out more about menopause symptoms, from peri through to post, below.
There are a wide range of menopause signs and symptoms, so to help you figure out if you’re going through it yourself, we’ve listed 34 of the most common ones here. Of course, the menopause is personal and different for everyone.
Plus, we’ll highlight if it’s a perimenopause, menopause or post-menopausal symptom so that you’ve got a little extra info on what to expect on your journey.3 Here are 34 of the symptoms of menopause:
The list of menopause symptoms can actually include more than we’ve mentioned here, as you may also experience things like increased allergies, changes to body odour and many other symptoms as well.
Of course, it’s hard to pinpoint exactly how many symptoms are a direct result of menopause. Also, some of these symptoms may not be due to the menopause so it’s important to discuss with a health professional.
Feeling a little more clued up about menopause symptoms? If you’re looking for support with managing or identifying your symptoms, try booking in with one of our expert advisors for a consultation.
Research amongst GB women aged 40+ from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds revealed that more than one in ten (15%) say being able to speak to a GP/ health professional in their own language would make a positive difference.
That’s why we’ve made sure that our online appointments are available with menopause trained advisors who natively speak Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Hindi. Book your consultation online and together, we can navigate your unique menopause journey.
The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 772 40+ Female BAME respondents out of which 650 respondents are in any menopausal period or are unsure. Fieldwork was undertaken between 30th May - 7th June 2023. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted to be representative of GB BAME women aged 40+.