7 thoughts on “Foods and Menopause”

  1. No, they are not the same thing. The difference is a matter of timeline.. . Perimenopause is the menopausal transition. It begins when symptoms start. Usually the first symptom is the change in your periods: they become shorter, lighter, more or less frequent, irregular, etc. Hot flashes, mood swings, difficulty sleeping and vaginal dryness are some of the other most common symptoms. This phase can start anywhere from late 30’s to late 40’s and you can still get pregnant because you are still ovulating, albeit unpredictably. Most women will start to see signs of “The Change” by mid-40’s. Perimenopausal symptoms can occur for years.. . Post menopause is after you have reached menopause (“post” = “after”). The clinical definition of menopause is when your hormone levels have reached a certain level and you have not had a period for 1 year, which usually happens in very late 40’s to mid 50’s. Most women will be post menopausal by their early 50’s. There are some exceptions – some women will have menopausal symptoms at a very young age. It is called premature ovarian failure or POF which may or may not be reversed depending on the circumstances.. . Hope that helps.

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