Perimenopause and menopause – What is happening in your body and why you may not recognise yourself

Perimenopause and menopause are not diseases (even though they are often thought of as being one by many experiencing uncomfortable symptoms). They are a normal and very important process in every woman’s life. They are a rite of passage and should be celebrated for the wisdom they bring and the new chapter they herald. Unfortunately, many women experience physical, psychological, emotional, and social changes during this time and at times may not recognise themselves.