By Natalia Lusinski, Oct 2, 2022

“Perimenopause begins years before actual menopause,” OB/GYN Kecia Gaither, tells TZR in an email. “It reflects a period of time when the ovaries begin to gradually make less estrogen and when no more eggs are released by the ovaries. Perimenopause ends when women have gone a year without having a menstrual cycle.” She also says it’s important to note that each woman is different — and, as such, perimenopause will occur at different ages. “However, in general, perimenopause typically begins for a woman in her 40s. Again, this transition period varies from woman to woman — from months in some to a decade or so in others.”

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