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By March 14, 2012 - 2:17pm
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Perimenopause is the transitional phase prior to natural menopause usually beginning three to five years prior to a woman’s final menstrual period. Fluctuations in hormone levels commonly characterize this phase.

Women begin noticing changes occurring in their bodies due to declining levels of estrogen. Menstrual changes and short-term physical symptoms (similar to menopause symptoms) may occur including the following:

- Hot flashes/night sweats/crawly skin
- Insomnia
- Irritability, mood swings/panic attacks/anxiety


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