Perimenopause, also known as Menopause Transition, commences several years before menopause. It can last for a few months or can continue for some years.
Premenopause and perimenopause have different meanings but are used interchangeably which is incorrect.
Premenopause is when you begin to experience some hormonal shifts but have no symptoms of perimenopause or menopause.
In the perimenopausal stage, your estrogen levels begin to decline slowly. They can also fluctuate leading to irregular periods and some other symptoms.
Your ovaries are producing lesser of the hormones that help you ovulate. Hence your menstrual cycle becomes irregular, which is normal.
If you face any of the below, consult with your gynaecologist immediately :
Potential causes of your bleeding abnormally are - hormonal imbalance, birth control pills, fibroids, blood clotting issues, consumption of blood thinners, and cancer.
You can treat the symptoms of perimenopause by doing the following things -