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Dr. Samanda Verdun

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Menopause Quiz

How much do you really know about menopause? Take our quiz to separate fact from fiction.

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Understanding perimenopause

This natural stage of life can last from two to 10 years, with a grab bag of possible symptoms from negligible to severe. But don’t worry, help is out there. A couple of months after my 40th birthday I start waking up at night in a sweat and my clothes aren’t fitting the same. The luxury of a solid sleep has vanished and constant fatigue has ensued. My periods used to be manageable—now I have the flood gate open once a month. My mood? Well, let’s just leave it at “I’m moody!” Is it perimenopause already? Am I too young for this? A woman has not started menopause until she has had one full year without a period. Perimenopause, on the other hand, is an ill-defined period of time lasting anywhere from two to 10 years. It often starts in the mid-40’s, but for some women it starts in the 30’s. During these

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