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Sneaky Symptoms of Perimenopause

February 11, 20169 min
What are the sneaky symptoms of perimenopause you should be keeping an eye out for?Menopause is a natural part of every woman's life. However, you may not be familiar with all the changes leading up to menopause. This stage is called perimenopause. Perimenopause usually begins when your body produces less estrogen and your ovaries start decreasing their production of eggs, right up until they stop functioning. You may experience a slew of symptoms during this menopausal transition, ranging from minor headaches to noticeable weight gain.What are the sneaky symptoms of perimenopause you should be keeping an eye out for?

Menstrual irregularity
Hot flashes
Sleep problems
Mood changes
Vaginal and bladder problems
Decrease in fertility
Changes in sexual function
Bone loss
Changing cholesterol levels

Listen in as Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP, joins Dr. Peeke to talk about the less obvious symptoms of perimenopause.

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