Many women have never even heard of perimenopause, yet it is a natural part of a woman's cycle. The more you know about perimenopause, the better prepared you will be for the changes that your body will go through.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the period in a woman's life that occurs just before menopause. Perimenopause is a transitional phase, when the body is preparing itself for the changes coming down the road. Perimenopause is caused by a decrease in the woman's estrogen levels.
What are the symptoms?
Perimenopause symptoms are similar to menopause symptoms, but may be less obvious. Symptoms of perimenopause include:
When do women experience perimenopause?
Are all women affected by perimenopause?
All women go through perimenopause, but not all women experience noticeable symptoms or realize when perimenopause is happening to them.
What are the treatments?
There are a variety of treatments for perimenopause, including:
There are also a number of alternative treatments for perimenopause, including exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough rest. If you think you may be going through perimenopause, or if you wish to know information about treating your perimenopause, seek advise from your gynecologist. He or she will be able to diagnose your condition and recommend treatments.
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