As the name suggests, post menopause is the period after menopause. Many women welcome this time, as it means many of the annoying or uncomfortable sensations and feelings caused by being menopausal have disappeared or aren’t as noticeable. Post menopause symptoms include some vaginal dryness, although not as much as before, as well as occasional hot flashes, even though you are no longer menopausal. And even after menopause, you can still experience those unwanted mood swings, although they should be infrequent. In general, you should have more energy once you reach the post menopause stage of your life. However, once menopause is behind you, it also means an increased risk of certain conditions, including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. It means a healthy lifestyle is important. And how do you know you are post menopausal? It’s behind you if you haven’t had a period for a year.