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Perimenopause - The great rollercoaster

Did you know that the symptoms many media, doctors, and most women commonly refer to as ‘Menopause’ are in fact those of Perimenopause?   So let’s get our terms straight. Menopause is the life phase that happens 12 months after your last period, and is usually when symptoms such as night sweats and insomnia will settle down.  It’s a time of low oestrogen and you should expect to be symptom free and happy during this period.  The average age of menopause in Australia and New Zealand is 51 Perimenopause on the other hand is the 10 or more years leading up to menopause.  It’s this time of much change in a woman’s body and can bring on all sorts of unpleasant...

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