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Spotting during perimenopause: a cause for concern?

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 April 2016, Menopause, Women's Health
spotting during perimenopause

Whether you call it spotting, staining or metrorrhagia, light bleeding between periods, or instead of them, is part of perimenopause.

Most of the time, spotting is nothing to worry about, but that’s not always the case…

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Is it already your perimenopause?

by Sonia Chartier, on 5 October 2015, Menopause, Women's Health
perimenopause

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Perimenopause is the period—and associated bodily changes—leading up menopause (prefix “peri” = around). It can start as early as a woman’s late 30s or as late as her 50s.

This process varies in duration, lasting anywhere between 2 to 10 years. A common sign of perimenopause is irregular periods due to the hormonal fluctuation occurring. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone, levels gradually decrease over this time, in theory; in reality, it’s more like rollercoaster of ups and downs…

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How to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Menopause, Women's Health
How to Manage Perimenopause Symptoms

When Does Perimenopause Begin?

This stage in the life of a woman, which precedes menopause, generally occurs between the ages of 40 and 55, but some women may experience symptoms as early as their thirties.

Perimenopause brings about gradual changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle, until menstruation ceases altogether. Before starting to fall, estrogen levels often increase during the early stage of perimenopause, while the level of progesterone tends to diminish.

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