Perimenopause refers to the transition to menopause. Women may start to experience symptoms of menopause during this phase. The average duration of perimenopause is 4 years. Once there has been no menstrual cycle for at least 12 months, the permimenopause has advanced to menopause.
Changes in estrogen levels during this time present challenges to related hormones. As such, women may experience some or all of the following symptoms:
- Mood changes
- Irregular periods
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
Treatment regimens for different endocrine disorders can include supplements, medication, lifestyle changes, and consultations with recommended specialists. Our Women’s Health Endocrinology specialists will order relevant blood tests from our in-house labs, and schedule consultations to discuss next steps.