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Women respond differently to menopausal onset. Irritability, mood changes/swings, hot flashes, weight gain, sleep problems, vaginal dryness, loss of sex drive, bloating, skin and nail changes, osteoporosis, headaches, panic disorder, anxiety etc. The symptoms your friend has been having could be attributed to her menopausal onset. If it is affecting her day-to-day activities and social life, she should consider visiting her gynecologist to discuss about option of getting started on HRT for better symptom control.
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