Perimenopause can begin as early as in a woman’s 30s, but more typically, it starts between ages 40-44
. The later stages of perimenopause occur in a woman’s late 40s to early 50s. Within this stage, women will experience irregular periods (missing periods) until they eventually stop.
Menopause is considered to have officially begun once it has been 12 months since a woman has last had her period. It is important to take note of perimenopausal symptoms to identify when exactly you are entering this stage. Experiencing perimenopausal symptoms at an earlier age than expected should not raise any reason for alarm, as everyone’s bodies process and change uniquely.
You can refer to our other perimenopausal symptom blogs to educate yourself on the potential symptoms that can arise and remedies/coping techniques to help combat them.
-Written by Kaila An MPH