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Understanding Premature Menopause

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When women hit menopause before the age of 40 it is known as premature menopause.

As per the national institute of ageing, the average age of menopause onset in the United States is 51 years. [1]

- Testing might be conducted to check hormones
- Causes may be lifestyle changes, genetics and chromosome defects
- It happens only with women

Menopause happens when ovaries stop producing oestrogen. Anything that damage your ovaries like chemotherapy or removal of ovaries can lead to early menopause. Also, a woman who is going to premature menopause has to cope with physical and emotional concerns. Low level of estradiol indicates your ovaries starting to fail leading to premature menopause.

Symptoms:

-Heavy bleeding
-Spotting
-Changes in sexual feeling
-Night sweats and hot flashes
-Vaginal dryness
-Loss of bladder control

Treatment:

Self-Care: Maintaining a healthy diet and doing proper exercise can help in reversing the symptoms of early menopause.

Therapies: Your doctor may prescribe hormone replacement therapy and menopause hormone therapy to prevent menopause symptoms.

Medications: Non-vaginal gels, creams, lubricants and other medications can help in preventing symptoms of menopause.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a gynecologist. At mfine, we are there to help you with different health issues, contact us for any kind of treatment program.

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