What are Menopause and Perimenopause?


Making It Through Menopause With Information and Support

Using the Web is a good way to learn about menopause. You can read about everything from the common issues to the rarer experiences, as well as things you can do to help yourself.

What are Menopause and Perimenopause?

While menopause is a natural life stage, some women enter the phase earlier than expected, either naturally or as the result of medical or surgical treatments. In this section of the guide, you will find Web sites that explain the physical basis for menopause and why it happens.

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  • The term “menopause” is often used incorrectly when referring to “perimenopause.” Menopause is actually just the one day that occurs 12 months after a woman’s last menstruation, while perimenopause is the period of time before and after that day. When looking for information, trying both words as a search term should help provide the results you are looking for.
  • Try The Cleveland Clinic’s glossary of menopause terms to help you understand some of the more technical sites or research you come across.

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