What is menopause?
Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s lifecycle where hormone levels decline with age. Periods become less frequent and eventually stop. A person is not considered to have reached menopause until their periods have stopped for 12 months. This most commonly happens between the ages of 45 and 55.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause is when you have symptoms before your periods have stopped. It is the time during which your body is making a natural transition towards menopause. Women start perimenopause at different ages. Some women enter perimenopause as early as their mid-30’s.