Are your periods becoming irregular? If you’re in your 40s you may be in perimenopause.
Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. It may last several years as the body starts to change due to hormonal fluctuations. Irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, palpitations, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, memory loss, sleep disturbances, and mood swings are common during perimenopause.
A woman can still become pregnant during perimenopause so contraception is advised until one year after menopause.