Think that you may be going through menopause? Take our quick online self-test to see if you may be going through perimenopause, assess whether your symptoms are affecting your quality of life, and get a free evaluation based on your responses.
Menopause is a completely natural part of life and the beginning of a new chapter for many women. Most women go through menopause naturally after the age of 45, but it can begin earlier for some people. As hormone levels change and estrogen production decreases, women may find their menstrual cycles change and that they experience menopausal symptoms like hot flashes that may affect their quality of life. The time approaching menopause is called Perimenopause, meaning 'around menopause', and refers to the time during which your body makes the natural transition to menopause.
So how do test for menopause? Most of the time you will be able to self-diagnose menopause by monitoring & tracking your symptoms. If you do, you should then speak with your doctor to confirm your diagnosis through a physical exam. Sometimes, your doctor will order a blood test to assess if you have elevated follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels, which can help confirm that you have menopause.