Experts break down perimenopause, which can sometimes start in a person's late 30s.
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This Christmas, it's a hormone-filled holiday, thanks to our old friends perimenopause and menopause. Pour yourself a cup of spiked eggnog and sing along with me.
Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.
What else it might be: Are your periods usually as predictable as a Japanese train schedule? And you're not on the pill (or
This will be good news for a lot of women: More than two-thirds of North American women experience hot flashes during perimenopause
I recently read that menopausal women can develop psychokinesis -- meaning their energy actually causes things to fall and/or fly across the room. So, in addition to the other physical benefits of menopause, I am apparently becoming the Menopausal Medium.
If you're convinced that you'll be tortured by hot flashes and temperature disruptions, then you certainly will be.
"Hot flashes start with an aura followed by a feeling of discomfort in the abdominal area." I don't know about my "aura" when I hot flash but I do know about the "discomfort" -- I feel like a worn out piece of rigatoni.