I'm 38, my partner rolls his eyes and says I'm too young to go through perimenopause. Is this true?
He may be right that 38 is too young for perimenopause however over the past 20 years as a clinical hormone coach, I've seen the median age for perimenopause go down to where it is not unusual for women to experience Stage I symptoms in their early thirties. (There are three stages of perimenopause.)
So what is the cause of this age decline? You will have to first address it by what causes perimenopause in the first place.
It's up to you to be knowledgeable about perimenopause and to articulate it to those who love you. There are plenty of studies in the National Library of Medicine that indicate the lowering age of perimenopause in recent years.
You cannot expect others to fully understand what you are talking about or how you feel, especially men. You just need to get confident with what's going on and further get on some good hormone therapy to reverse it and prevent it from ever occurring again.
A statistic from the North American Menopause Society is that by 2025, more than 1 billion women around the world will be post-menopausal. This does not have to be the case. You have more control when you enter into menopause, if at all than you think.
Reference: Burger HG, Hale GE, Dennerstein L, Robertson DM. Cycle and hormone changes during perimenopause: the key role of ovarian function. Menopause. 2008 Jul-Aug;15(4 Pt 1):603-12.
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