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What is Perimenopause?

Most of us are aware of menopause, a stage in a woman’s life when her menstruation stops. A woman is said to have reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year.

However, many of us are not aware of perimenopause, the transition to menopause. Perimenopause can happen as early as 10 years before menopause, and its symptoms vary from person to person. The most common symptoms are as follows:


• irregular periods
• hot flashes
• night sweats
• mood swings
• weight gain
• decreased fertility
• sleep problem
• dry skin
• decreased sex drive


Perimenopause usually begins at 40 years old. Not all women experience its symptoms, which are brought about by the decline in estrogen and progesterone hormone levels. However, those who do find perimenopause symptoms difficult to deal with. An article published by the Harvard Medical School even dubs perimenopause as “the rocky road to menopause”. Thankfully, there are ways to lessen the discomfort brought about by the many changes in a woman’s body during this stage.


Find out more in this report. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLBgQObx4b0