Symptoms of Perimenopause
Periods are called “periods,” for a reason, in that they are supposed to be regular. When your period is not showing up on time, gets shorter, lighter, and has heavier clotting, it might be a sign that you are approaching perimenopause. This is especially true if you are nearing the age of perimenopause, are not very sexually active, and are not using birth control.
The average age of menopause is 51 years old, but some women end up losing their period much earlier, around the age of 40! When your body starts transitioning over to the menopausal phase, your cycle is going to be as it once was. Normal cycles will start to taper off then stop completely. At the point you have gone a full year without menstruation, you will have entire total menopause.