Perimenopause: The menopause transition. Perimenopause begins about 6 years before the natural menopause. This is a time when the levels of hormones produced by the aging ovaries fluctuate leading to irregular menstrual patterns (irregularity in the length of the period, the time between periods, and the level of flow) and hot flashes (a sudden war
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The three to five year period prior to menopause during which oestrogen levels begin to drop.Studies have revealed that oestrogen replacement therapy may be more effective if started during perimenopause, particularly in preventing bone loss, which immediately accelerates as soon as overall oestrogen is reduced. For the bone-saving benefits of oest
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(per″e-men´o-pawz) the time just before and just after menopause. adj., perimenopau´sal., adj.
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The period of time before menopause occurs in females. Symptoms often include irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, night sweats and mood swings.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: per′i-men′ō-pawz Definitions: 1. The 3- to 5-year period prior to menopause during which estrogen levels begin to drop.
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