When it comes to menopause, there is some good news: It only lasts for a day. After 365 days menstruation free, the 366th is menopause, and then women are considered postmenopausal. The experience of all the months leading up to it are actually the effects of being perimenopausal.
Unfortunately, there’s no forecast for perimenopause. “The timing and severity of its symptoms are different for every woman,” says Dr. Beverly Vaughn, an OB-GYN and medical director of Main Line Health’s Women’s Health Source program. “While there is a slight genetic component, it may not matter what your mother or sister went through.” Read more from Main Line Today.