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10 Early Signs of Menopause – Perimenopause Symptoms

Most women typically start menopause from 45 to 55 years old. Perimenopause is the first stage and can start eight to 10 years before menopause. But if you are onset before 45, then you might have early menopause. As a result, your ovaries will stop producing eggs, thus leading to low levels of estrogen hormone that is responsible for controlling the reproductive cycle. You are in menopause when you haven’t had a period for up to 12 months. There are many causes of early menopause such as damages to the ovaries due to oophorectomy or chemotherapy. Here are the top 10 early signs of menopause that you need to know.

Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are among the common signs of menopause in women. This condition could be an unexpected feeling of heat all over or in the upper part of the body. You might also feel flushed or sweaty, while your neck and face would turn red. The intensity could range from mild to intense. In severe cases, it can even wake you up from sleep at night. A hot flash often lasts from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Most women might experience this condition for 1 or 2 years after the last menstrual period. After menopause, hot flashes might still continue, but the intensity will lessen with time. Visit your doctor or healthcare provider for proper treatments if it disrupts your daily life. [1]