Perimenopause: 10 Symptoms of Perimenopause

Author By: Jolene Sim, Health Team on 31 Jul, 2018

Perimenopause Symptom #2: Hot Flashes

Among women who are going through the perimenopause phase, hot flashes can be quite common. It is a term that is used to describe the sensation of radiating warmth felt most distinctly in the head and chest. It can last for several minutes and lead to perspiration and flushing. The cause of hot flashes is still not understood but experts believe that it may be caused by the hormones and biochemical levels that are fluctuating as a result of declining estrogen levels.

As many as 40% of women in their 40s have already started experiencing hot flashes which indicates that it may be one of the earlier signs of perimenopause. After 5 years, 80% of women stop experiencing this issue while another 10% can suffer from hot flashes for as long as 10 years. The episodes of hot flashes waxes and wanes and can occur with other symptoms.

Symptoms Of Perimenopause


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