Perimenopause is the stage of a woman's reproductive life that begins before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman's 40s and lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about perimenopause, its symptoms, treatment, and much more.
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What Are the Symptoms of Perimenopause?
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio explains the symptoms of perimenopause.
Coping With Perimenopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio talks about what women can do to cope with perimenopause symptoms.
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