Perimenopause, commonly known as menopause transition, is the period which usually occurs a few years before menopause. During this period, the ovaries produce less estrogen, which is the primary female sex hormone. Women will usually experience Perimenopause at the start of their 40s, although they can also experience it in their 30s and in some cases even before their 30s. Find out the 10 most common symptoms of perimenopause.
A hot flash, occasionally called a hot flush, is a feeling of heat in the body. It may be accompanied by a red and flushed face, and sweating may be present. Even though the exact cause of hot flashes remains unknown, it is thought that changes in circulation cause an increase in the amount of blood flow to the skin, causing heat. Some women also experience a rapid heart rate or chills when they have a hot flash. The duration of hot flashes will vary from person to person. They can be short or last for a long time, and they may be acute or chronic. In most cases, as time passes, so does the amount of hot flashes a person experiences.
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