When does someone really become menopausal?
You might be surprised to learn that it is only when a person with a uterus has not had their periods for over 12 months that they are officially considered menopausal.
The periods leading to menopause, where many hormonal changes happen, is called perimenopause. Knowing the difference between menopause and perimenopause is important especially if hormonal treatments are considered.
Keep your eye out for our post on progesterone for perimenopausal night sweats and menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) coming soon.