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The period of a woman's life characterized by physiological changes associated with the end of reproductive capacity, terminating with the completion of menopause. Also called climacteric.

per′i·men′o·paus′al adj.


(Physiology) the period leading up to the menopause during which some of the symptoms associated with menopause may be experienced
ˌperiˌmenoˈpausal adj
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The launch also saw Tessa Valdes, Keri Zamora, and chef Jac Laudico introduced as the "Women of Balance," leading the way and talking about perimenopause and menopause.
If you're in your 40s or early 50s it can be perimenopause, the time before menopause.
The randomized controlled trial, conducted over the course of one year, included women with low depressive symptoms who were in perimenopause or early post menopause ages 45-60.
Some doctors are noticing that their male patients are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience in perimenopause and menopause.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is more common in men than women, occurs more frequently as women age, gain weight and reach perimenopause and postmenopause stage, Health News reported.
Sleeplessness in this period is"going to be about hot flashes, which really start taking place during perimenopause," said Dr Rajkumar Dasgupta.
But what many women don't realise is that it's common for declining oestrogen levels to mean the telltale symptoms of irregular periods, hot flushes, low mood and diminished libido start as early as five to 10 years before your periods stop - this is the so-called perimenopause," explained Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause expert at Parkway Hospital, Solihull.
This study shows the effectiveness of Pycnogenol in alleviating perimenopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats and reducing key cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure," said Dr Pescatore.
Loss of libido and painful vaginal dryness can wreak havoc with your love life, while mood swings and irregular periods during the perimenopause can make life just that bit more stressful.
TORONTO -- Millions of women who are in menopause or perimenopause (the stage just before menopause) suffer from vaginal dryness, but taboos and denial keep many from acknowledging or dealing the problem.
Researchers found a 76% increase in migraines during menopause; prevalence was highest during the later stage of perimenopause, when estrogen levels are low.