Many women who enter the menopause, do so without any symptoms at all. However some women will suffer with mild symptoms post-menopause and others with very severe symptoms.
Post menopausal symptoms usually include hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, anxiety, depression, mood swings and loss of libido. Women may experience one or more of these symptoms which may have a significant impact on their quality of life.
Certain factors will indeed trigger symptoms particularly caffeine and alcohol and many women learn very quickly what triggers their symptoms so that they can exclude that from their lifestyle.