When does the Perimenopause interval start?
Perimenopause is a natural part of aging, the interval in which you are in a transition leading up to menopause. It signals the ending of your reproductive years. In most women, perimenopause can occur two to seven years before menopause. As the average age of a non-smoking American female is 51 (smokers average 49), the perimenopause usually starts in the mid to late 40’s. The duration varies from two to eight years including the first year after your final period. (more…)