Perimenopause Snapshot can be a place to start if you are in your 40s and searching for information about period changes, hot flushes, night sweats and more.


What is perimenopause?

Depending on the Source the definition of perimenopause may vary. In Menopause FAQs: An Introduction To Menopause – Q. What is perimenopause? the North American Menopause Society’s definition of perimenopause is:

“A. The gradual transition between the reproductive years and menopause is called perimenopause (meaning around menopause). It is generally a transition lasting many years and can be associated with shorter menstrual intervals, irregular menses, hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms. In some women, these symptoms are troublesome enough to require medical intervention”.

Different Differences

Is perimenopause one-size-fits-all?

In Let’s Talk About Perimenopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:

Perimenopause Snapshot

“It typically starts for a woman in her mid-40s, but for some it can begin in their 30s. How long this life stage lasts is variable – for some it can be a year and for others, a decade”.

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