How will I know I’m in the early stages of menopause?

“Perimenopause can last 2 to 10 years, and can begin between the ages of 45 to 55,” said Dr. Guy V. BlumhagenGynecologist at ARC Seton Northwest. Perimenopause, explained Dr. Blumhagen, is defined as the early signs of menopause.

In this recent podcast of the ARC Healthcare Minute, Dr. Blumhagen discussed some of the symptoms of perimenopause. He said, “The most common symptoms are hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, and irregular periods.”

To discuss all the ways to treat the different symptoms, make an appointment with an ARC Gynecologist at or visit to find the clinic that is most convenient to you.

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