Perimenopause Signs and Symptoms
Perimenopause is the time period, which may last for months or years, leading up to menopause, during which your levels of the hormones estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone begin to fluctuate and decline, signaling the approaching end of your reproductive ability.
Stages and Duration: How Long Does Menopause Last?
Many people believe that menopause occurs for a few months in a woman’s life when she turns 50, and that’s the end of it. The reality is that menopause has many different stages, and its duration is different for every stage and every person going through it.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) Basics
HRT is medication containing natural and/or synthetic hormones that you can take to replace your own naturally-produced estrogen and progesterone when they decline during the menopausal transition.