Menopause occurs when the menstrual cycle stops for 12 months. Perimenopause, or menopausal transition, is the phase just prior to menopause when estrogen production in the body begins to decline. Physical signs may include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, irregular periods, loss of libido, and fatigue. Psychological signs may include occasional sleeplessness, mood swings, and irritability.* Individual experiences vary.
According to a January, 2015 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the average woman will experience a transition to menopause for 7.4 years. For some, this phase will only last a few months while for others, it can last up to 14 years. Most women begin their menopausal transition is their 40’s with menopause occurring between 45 and 55 years old. However, some women begin experiencing menopausal signs in their 30’s. Individual experiences vary.
This is not intended as medical advice. Consult a doctor to determine whether you are in perimenopause or menopause.
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