Symptoms of Perimenopause
Perimenopause is the naturally occurring transition period that takes place in women before the onset of menopause. It may begin as early as 35, even earlier for women who smoke. It is a temporary phase, typically lasting two to three years for most women, though for some it can last as long as 10 or 12 years.
This stage of a women's life has not been talked about much, and a woman can find herself experiencing puzzling changes, and not know why. What is actually going on is a gradual decrease of estrogen.