Perimenopause

Definition of Perimenopause:

A transition time during which menstrual periods can become irregular and symptoms of menopause may be experienced prior to menopause.  On average, the onset of perimenopause occurs around age 47 and the average duration is 4-5 years.  It is increasingly seen in women even up to 12-15 years before menopause.  An array of physical, mental and emotional symptoms can occur during this time.

Also: Perimenopausal

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Menopausal Issues

...relationship to Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome
“...found that among 949 women followed for nearly a decade, the risk of developing metabolic syndrome increased during perimenopause...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“...5217-5221] A one-month of treatment with a soy isoflavone extract reduced the excretion of bone resorption markers, in a placebo-controlled study of 23 healthy perimenopausal women...”
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Perimenopausal Issues

...the condition
“If the average American woman enters menopause around age 52, and if perimenopause can begin as early as age 35 when hormonal changes are first noticeable, then we have a 10 to 17 year period when a woman is considerably vulnerable to the effects of hormone changes...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...John Lee, MD has discovered a consistent theme running through women's complaints of the distressing and often debilitating symptoms of PMS, perimenopause and menopause: too much estrogen or, in other words, estrogen dominance...”
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