Here's a video by Dr. George Springer on menopause and perimenopause.
Menopause is the time when periods stops permanently either due to gradual natural processes or abruptly when induced by artificial means (surgery or radiation). Prior to the final menstrual period there is a transitional time, perimenopause, lasting up to eight years. During this time most women begin missing periods and their menstrual cycles lengthen. A...Perimenopause
Pre-menopause, usually thought to start in one’s 40?s, now often starts in one’s late 30?s. This phase is marked by decreased production of estrogen and progesterone and irregular periods. A popular misconception is that menopause symptoms don’t start until a woman has no periods. In reality, the hormonal changes that begin in pre-menopause can result...
Very often the only facts that a woman knows about menopause in advance is that one day her menstrual cycle will cease, her child bearing years will be over and she may get some ”hot flashes”. As the number of women entering menopause increases, about 4000 new women entering menopause each day, according to the ...PMS Treatment
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a wide range of physical or emotional symptoms that typically occur about 5 to 11 days before a woman starts her monthly menstrual cycle. The symptoms usually stop when menstruation begins, or shortly thereafter and typically get worse in a woman’s late 30s and 40s as she approaches the transition...
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