The physiological period preceding the climacteric, during which occurs the regression of ovarian function, up to the menopause, the permanent cessation of the menstrual life. Since in the United States the age of the menopause ranges between 48 and 55 years, perimenopause refers in general to middle-aged women. Also referred to as premenopause.
the period of time before and for a year after the final menstrual period during which ovarian hormonal patterns, experiences and sociocultural roles change. The average age at which irregular cycles develop is approximately age 47. Perimenopause probably begins several years before that in women with regular cycles whose ovaries are making higher amounts of estrogen and tending to make lower amounts of progesterone. Like menopause, this is a normal part of a woman's life cycle.
The time before menopause, beginning two to eight years before the final period.
The beginning of menopause, when a woman's cycle starts to become irregular, lasting until 12 months after her last period, when menopause is said to have occurred. In the United States, the average age at menopause is around 50, but some women begin menopause as early as 40 and others as late as 55.
Years immediately proceeding menopause, when menstrual periods can be irregular.
The perimenopause is the time leading up to your final period (the menopause) and the 12 months following it. Common symptoms are irregular menstrual periods, hot flushes and mood swings.
A time of intermittent symptoms of the menopause that first becomes apparent as egg numbers in the ovaries fall far enough to cause shortening of the menstrual cycle, particularly the follicular phase, and accompanied by elevation of serum FSH when measured during menstruation. As it progresses, menstrual cycles can shorten considerably, while becoming interspersed unpredictably by unusually long cycles, sometimes producing cystic follicles and even anovulatory dysfunctional bleeding, as well as episodes of hot flashes. Different from the oopause.
Approaching menopause - menopause transition.
The transition period before menopause and the final menstrual period. During perimenopause, production of estrogen and progesterone decreases. Perineum Area between the vagina and anus.
The time around menopause, usually beginning 3 to 5 years before the final period
A transitional period of time (up to six years or more) immediately prior to natural menopause. This is the time period when women experience "menopausal" changes, such as hot flashes. The perimenopause transition also refers to the one year following menopause.
The period immediately before menopause in which ovarian function begins to decrease and menstruation occurs less frequently due to a decrease in estrogen.
The time around the last menstrual period when symptoms tend to be at their worst.
transition period of waning ovarian function that precedes menopause.
Also known as premenopause. The years prior to menopause when menstrual periods and ovulations begin to be skipped and some menopausal symptoms might occur, such as hot flashes, bone loss or sleep changes. Length of time for premeno and age of onset vary widely.
A transitional time, lasting as long as 10 years, that starts when menopausal changes begin and ends when a woman has not had a menstrual period for an entire year.
The years preceding menopause, during which menopausal symptoms may occur without full cessation of menstruation.
the period of time around the menopause in which marked menstrual cycle changes occur, usually accompanied by hot flushes. It begins on a average several years before the menopause itself and signals the declining capacity of the ovaries to produce estrogen. The term is used until 12 months of amonorrhea have occured, after which a woman is said to be in the â€˜postmenopauseâ€™.
the transition period of time before menopause, marked by a decreased production of estrogen and progesterone, irregular menstrual periods, and transitory psychological changes.
Perimenopause or premenopause is the one or two years immediately before menopause. Premenopause can also refer to the whole of the reproductive period prior to menopause.
The time before menopause, usually beginning three to five years before a woman's final menstrual period. Also known as the "menopause transition."
A transitional stage in a woman's reproductive lifecycle occurring in the several years leading up to menopause.
A term that applies to the years leading up to menopause.
The time immediately preceding menopause. During this time, women are still having menstrual cycles (regular or irregular) and may have menopausal symptoms (such as hot flashes). The duration of the perimenopause is variable.
The time of a woman's life when menstrual periods become irregular. Refers to the time near menopause.
Transitional period of several years before menopause. Hormone level fluctuations (gradual decrease in estrogen) can result in irregular menstrual cycles, hot flashes, night sweats, and other symptoms.
A transition time during which menstrual periods can become irregular and symptoms of menopause may be experienced prior to menopause. On average, the onset of perimenopause occurs around age 47 and the average duration is 4-5 years. It is increasingly seen in women even up to 12-15 years before menopause. An array of physical, mental and emotional symptoms can occur during this time.
The phase starting when periods become irregular and lasting until a year after the last period (see Menopause).
A time of gradual changes leading up to and following menopause. Hormone changes during this time may result in changes in menstrual flow patterns, hot flashes, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, decreased libido and sleep problems. Perimenopause may start as early as 40 to 45 years of age.