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Perimenopause

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Overview

Perimenopause, or menopause transition, is the stage of a woman's reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen.

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation. It's a turning point, not a disease, but it can have a big impact on a woman's wellbeing.

Causes & Symptoms

Natural and expected hormone changes cause perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.

Ob-Gyn Laura Corio explains the symptoms of perimenopause.

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