Is it perimenopause? Find out some of the obvious (and not-so-obvious) symptoms leading up to menopause.
Some call it a transition. To others, it's a stage. But no matter what view you take, perimenopause is the period in a woman's reproductive life that begins some years — anywhere from 2 to 10 — before menopause. Diana E. Hoppe, MD and gynecologist, says, "For most women, perimenopausal symptoms show up in their 40s, although for some, the signs may start as early as their 30s."