At the Midwest Center for Women’s HealthCare, we offer specialized care for the range of perimenopausal and menopausal issues women may encounter during their lifetimes.
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause generally begins as a woman’s body gradually stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone, typically around age 45, although it can happen at any age depending on the individual.
During perimenopause, a woman may experience irregular periods, premenstrual symptoms, anxiety, depression, mood swings, fatigue, weight changes and increased cramping or problems with cycles.
So, When Does Menopause Begin?
Menopause begins when the irregular periods of perimenopause have progressed to the point where a woman’s periods have ceased for at least twelve months. During this time, women can experience a number of bodily changes, from hot flashes to fatigue and more.
You’re Not Alone
We’re here to provide you with guidance and a variety of care options, including hormone replacement therapy, as you enter this new phase of womanhood.
If you are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, please ask your physician or practitioner about the ways we can help so you can look forward to making these some of the best years of your life!