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Sneaky Symptoms of Perimenopause

From the Show: HER
Summary: What are the sneaky symptoms of perimenopause you should be keeping an eye out for?
Air Date: 2/11/16
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP
Susan-WysockiSusan Wysocki is a nationally recognized expert, opinion leader, speaker, writer, and consultant in the field of women’s health.

She is the president of iWomansHealth, bringing insight, information and inspiration through interconnections among key opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and consumers.

Susan was the president and CEO, and founding staff person, of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) for 25 years. She is also a women’s health nurse practitioner.

She serves on the editorial boards of American Nurse and Contraceptive Technology Update. She has authored numerous articles about issues in women’s health and has been a video blogger for Medscape.
Sneaky Symptoms of Perimenopause
Menopause is a natural part of every woman's life.

However, you may not be familiar with all the changes leading up to menopause. This stage is called perimenopause.

Perimenopause usually begins when your body produces less estrogen and your ovaries start decreasing their production of eggs, right up until they stop functioning. You may experience a slew of symptoms during this menopausal transition, ranging from minor headaches to noticeable weight gain.

What are the sneaky symptoms of perimenopause you should be keeping an eye out for?
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Hot flashes
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Vaginal and bladder problems
  • Decrease in fertility
  • Changes in sexual function
  • Bone loss
  • Changing cholesterol levels

Listen in as Susan Wysocki, WHNP, FAANP, joins Dr. Peeke to talk about the less obvious symptoms of perimenopause.
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