How do I know if I’m in menopause?
Menopause is defined as having no periods for 12 consecutive months. Menopause usually occurs around the age of 50. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Your physician may request a FSH blood test as an elevated FSH serum level can confirm menopause.
Perimenopause occurs several years before and a year after menopause in which you will experience menstrual irregularities. Perimenopause often occurs between 45-55 years of age. Symptoms may include menstrual irregularities, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, thinning of hair, vaginal dryness and mood fluctuations. Perimenopause can be a difficult time for many woman, as your hormone levels fluctuate often.
Information about menopause and perimenopause, causes of hormone imbalances and treatment can be found here.
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