Many women anticipate menopause around the age of 50, in their late forties or fifties. Menopause, on the other hand, can happen to any woman at any age.
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Although the symptoms are the same as natural menopause (hot flashes, night sweats, loss of periods, etc.) it is referred to as 'early' or 'premature' when someone under the age of 40 experiences menopause. It is caused by some surgical procedures or as a result of certain medical conditions. In other cases, there appears to be no apparent answer.
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Early menopause is linked to other concerns such as heart disease and osteoporosis. However, in this article, I'll go over the reasons that can lead to a woman having menopause at a young age so you can learn about them and make lifestyle changes to avoid them.
1. Chemotherapy or Pelvic Radiation Treatments.
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These treatments have the potential to harm the ovaries. You may notice results right away, or it may take a few months. The younger you are, the less likely you are to get menopause as a result of these treatments.
2. Ovaries Surgically Removed.
Your periods will stop and your hormones will drop swiftly if your ovaries are removed (a bilateral oophorectomy). Strong menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and a lack of sexual drive, are possible.
3. Surgery To Remove the Uterus.
Some hysterectomy patients are allowed to maintain their ovaries. Because your ovaries will continue to generate hormones, you will not experience menopause right away. However, because the procedure can interrupt the ovaries' blood supply, you may get hot flashes. You may also experience natural menopause a year or two sooner than if you hadn't had surgery.
4. Defects in the Chromosome.
Turner's syndrome affects women who are born without all or part of one X chromosome. Early menopause occurs when the ovaries do not develop properly.
If your female relatives have gone through early menopause, you're more likely to go through it yourself.
6. Autoimmune Diseases.
Autoimmune Diseases are a group of diseases that affect the body's immune system.
An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system, which is supposed to fight diseases, instead destroys healthy portions of the body. Two disorders that might damage the ovaries are rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid dysfunction.
Menopause, particularly early and premature menopause, can put you at risk for a variety of disorders. Here are a few examples:
The majority of women who experience early or premature menopause are unable to conceive.
Anxiety, Tension, and Depression.
These mood swings are commonly caused by infertility and other early menopausal health issues.
Low estrogen levels induce osteoporosis, increasing the risk of bone fractures in women.
Heart disease is a life-threatening ailment. Low estrogen levels may increase the risk of heart disease.
"Primary ovarian insufficiency" is a term used to describe when menopause occurs early on its own. Consult your doctor about strategies to safeguard your health, such as whether menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) could be beneficial. Some researches believe that the chances of MHT are lower in younger women.
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