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Why is perimenopause considered puberty in reverse?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Remember hitting puberty? Back then you may have experienced moodiness associated with hormonal changes - namely estrogen production - as your fertility began to develop.

Flash forward decades later and estrogen is still the culprit - only this time you’re losing it instead of gaining it. Your ovaries - the body’s primary estrogen factory - are starting to close shop. Hormone levels now fluctuate on a regular basis, creating a physical and emotional roller-coaster ride.

But here’s the good news: Perimenopause not only has a medical explanation, its symptoms can be managed if you pair them with the right solutions.

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