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Most women en­ter per­i­menopause in their early 40s, but it can start in the 30s.“Though on av­er­age per­i­menopause lasts around four to six years for most women, it can be as short as a year or last for more than 10 years,” says Dr El­iz­a­beth Far­rell from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health in Mel­bourne. Signs of this hor­monal shift, such as ir­reg­u­lar pe­ri­ods and mood swings, may come in waves, in­creas­ing and re­ced­ing for days or months at a time.You will know you have hit menopause if you’ve had no pe­riod

for 12 months.

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