perimenopause

noun
peri·​men·​o·​pause | \ ˌper-ē-ˈme-nə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce perimenopause (audio) , -ˈmē- \

Definition of perimenopause

: the period around the onset of menopause that is often marked by various physical signs (such as hot flashes and menstrual irregularity)

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Other Words from perimenopause

perimenopausal \ ˌper-​ē-​ˌme-​nə-​ˈpȯ-​zəl How to pronounce perimenopause (audio) , -​ˌmē-​ \ adjective

Examples of perimenopause in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The detrimental effects of changing hormones typically begin with perimenopause, soon after estrogen levels begin to fall. Lindsay Warner, Outside Online, "The Athlete's Guide to Menopause," 8 Dec. 2020 For Americans, this usually occurs around age 51, but perimenopause—the preceding transitional phase—can last anywhere from several months to ten years and can begin as early as your thirties. Lindsay Warner, Outside Online, "The Athlete's Guide to Menopause," 8 Dec. 2020 The transition period beforehand, called perimenopause, usually lasts between four to eight years. Emily Shiffer, Woman's Day, "5 Women On Life After Menopause," 1 Sep. 2020 After her frustrating and drawn-out experience with perimenopause, Amanda started the Facebook group Menopausing So Hard as a virtual support group for women. Meryl Davids Landau, Woman's Day, "Mental Health Issues Are the Menopausal Side Affect We're Not Talking About," 27 Jan. 2020 Heavy periods are common and can have many causes, including perimenopause or certain I.U.D.s. Katherine Hobson, New York Times, "Know Your Uterus," 18 Apr. 2020 Amanda is determined to talk openly about her mental illness as a way to reach other women in menopause or perimenopause dealing with similar struggles. Meryl Davids Landau, Woman's Day, "Mental Health Issues Are the Menopausal Side Affect We're Not Talking About," 27 Jan. 2020 But the perimenopause is that years before, perhaps even up to 10 years, classically around five years, of hormonal changes. Get-fit Guy Brock Armstrong, Scientific American, "What Type of Exercise is Best During Menopause?," 5 Mar. 2020 Also of note, TINA.org reports that Goop suggests an $88 bottle of vitamins can treat conditions related to menopause and perimenopause, including hair loss and hormonal imbalance. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Goop accused of more deceptive health claims, violating court order," 3 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of perimenopause

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Perimenopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perimenopause. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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perimenopause

noun
peri·​men·​o·​pause | \ -ˈmen-ə-ˌpȯz, -ˈmēn- How to pronounce perimenopause (audio) \

Medical Definition of perimenopause

: the period around the onset of menopause that is often marked by various physical signs (as hot flashes and menstrual irregularity)

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