You should be suspicious if your doctor thinks that perimenopause explains all your symptoms
Because perimenopause is so common among middle-aged women, doctors can mistakenly see serious health problems as likely symptoms from perimenopause.
Dr. Nanette Santoro speaks out against this common diagnosis and tells both Yahoo Lifestyle! and Prevention, “Sometimes there is a tendency to over-attribute everything to the onset of menopause.” Because perimenopause can last years, she urges patients to be suspicious if their doctor seems to feel that perimenopause explains all their symptoms.
In addition, when doctor’s leap to permimenopause as their conclusion, they’re putting patients at risk. Midlife is also a time when women present with new and sometimes serious chronic health problems that can be mistaken for decreasing hormone levels. Double-checking your diagnosis could save your life.