Here, I interviewed Dr. Lara Briden also known as The Period Revolutionary. Last year, I interviewed her about her first book, Period Repair Manual, and given the rave reviews, I wanted to make sure I interviewed her again for her latest book, Hormone Repair Manual, Every Woman's Guide to Healthy Hormones after 40. And she has outdone herself. This book has such helpful information to guide you, as you transition through perimenopause and menopause and given the amount of information in the book, we cover the high points so that you get a better understanding of what this transition may be like and how you can support yourself as you may incur some of the symptoms that come with this.
Georgie Kovacs: What are the four stages of perimenopause and menopause?
Dr Lara Briden: Absolutely. Perimenopause is anywhere between two to 10 years before the final period. So it starts in our late thirties or forties. If there are going to be symptoms, and not all women have symptoms, but women who do have the symptoms, are usually at their worst during perimenopause and then most symptoms tend to subside later into our fifties and certainly by our sixties. There are a couple of outlying issues that can continue mainly vaginal dryness, which we can talk about.