So what is the Perimenopause exactly?

Personally, I think it is a horrible word and doesn’t at first sight seem particularly descriptive but peri actually means ‘around’ which explains why it isn’t called the pre-menopause (which would seem more logical).   It is, to be precise, the period leading up to the menopause when the monthly cycle that you have known for so long starts to go a little haywire and you begin to notice all manner of symptoms, from irregular periods to all out hot flushes. Continue reading “So what is the Perimenopause exactly?”