Perimenopause

About Your Care and Condition

Perimenopause means that the process of leaving periods behind has begun. Your periods become irregular. You learn what a hot flash is, or you have trouble sleeping. Our women’s health specialists have seen it all. We're happy to sort out what's happening to you and what you can do to nix symptoms.

Perimenopause is the time leading up to a woman's last period and menopause. During this time, your period will stop and start. About 40 percent of women have significant symptoms between ages 39 and 51. Perimenopause can last five years or longer, until a year has passed since your last period.