What is perimenopause?


Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause in which you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance (hot flashes, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia, irregular periods, fatigue, weight gain, and so on.). Levels and ratios of a woman’s sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, LH and FSH, fluctuate during this time, resulting in symptoms. This transition into menopause generally lasts between two to five years, but some women can experience symptoms for 10–15 years before their periods stop.

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