Q&A: Everything you ever wanted to know about menopause and perimenopause


Can you define perimenopause? How is it different from menopause?

Everyone has likely heard of hot flashes. But why do they happen?

Aside from hot flashes, what other symptoms happen during the menopause transition?

That’s a wide range of symptoms. Is there an equally wide range of treatments? How can people who experience perimenopause and menopause find some relief?

Years ago many clinicians weren’t prescribing hormone therapy because a study found risk for breast cancer, heart attack, stroke and dementia. Is it considered safer today?

Is there anything else you wish people knew about menopause?

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