Symptoms Of Perimenopause
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Before a woman enters menopause, she has to go through a transitional phase that is known as perimenopause. This is the period that leads up to menopause and during this period, the hormone levels in the body fluctuate and cause a whole lot of undesirable symptoms.
A woman will experience the symptoms of perimenopause long before menopause actually sets in. Menopause occurs when a woman does not get her menstrual period for 12 consecutive months after her last menstrual period.
The symptoms of perimenopause are as follows:
All these symptoms can make life difficult for a woman. But the good news is that many of the symptoms of perimenopause can be alleviated with the help of medication or following natural practices like eating healthily, doing regular exercises and taking supplements. Many women may actually end up entering perimenopause without even realizing it. Only after the symptoms worsen do they realize that there is something wrong and go to a doctor for checkup who informs them that they are going through perimenopause.
It has been seen that a woman who suffered more symptoms of PMS invariably has more symptoms of perimenopause compared to a woman who has no symptoms of PMS. Usually, the symptoms begin to show when the woman reaches her mid-40s, but in some women the symptoms manifest earlier or later. The perimenopause phase usually continues from 2 years to 10 years and during this time the ovulation is not regular. However, even during the perimenopause phase a woman can still get pregnant if she is sexually active.The perimenopause continues till the onset of menopause, which is when the menstrual period has ceased completely for 12 continuous months after the last menstrual period.
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