We hear a lot these days about the menopause, but there may be up to fifteen years of hormonal changes in a woman's body before she reaches the point where her periods stop.
These years can be turbulent both emotionally and physically - with panic attacks, insomnia, acne, hot flashes, weight gain and low moods.
It's not uncommon for women to feel like they've gone crazy. But you're not insane, you're just perimenopausal.
As our hormones fluctuate from our mid-thirties, so do the needs of our bodies.
With the right lifestyle and dietary changes, and some medical help if needed, you can turn the perimenopause into a powerful life transition towards a stronger, healthier and happier you.
Katarina Wilk's frank, friendly and unbiased guide is the essential companion to finding your perimenopower.