What is per­i­menopause?

Wellness Update - - Let's Talk Menopause -

Per­i­menopause (PER-ee-MEN-oh­pawz), which is some­times called "the menopausal tran­si­tion," is the time lead­ing up to a woman's last pe­riod. Dur­ing this time a woman will have changes in her lev­els of the hor­mones es­tro­gen (ES-truh-jin) and pro­ges­terone (proh-JES-tuh-RONE). Th­ese changes may cause symp­toms like hot flashes. Some symp­toms can last for months or years af­ter a woman’s pe­riod stops. Af­ter menopause, a woman is in post­menopause, which lasts the rest of her life.

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