Oprah Winfrey recently discussed her experience with heart palpitations, a common symptom of perimenopause that was overlooked by her doctors.
In a panel conversation, she expressed frustration over the medical profession’s failure to link her symptoms to menopause. Oprah recounted visiting five doctors, including a female physician who conducted an angiogram and prescribed heart medication, without recognizing the menopause connection. “I never had a hot flash in my life… but I started (menopause) at 48 with heart palpitations. And I went from doctor to doctor, literally five different doctors. A female doctor… put me on heart medication and never once mentioned that this could be menopause or perimenopause,” said Oprah.