Premature Menopause - Everything Women Should Know

Premature Menopause - Everything Women Should Know

A report states that in the United States, the average age of the onset of natural menopause is 51 years. But, nowadays, because of many factors like medical procedures, illness and genetics, many women are getting menopause right at the age of 40 itself. This is called as premature menopause. In addition to the general problems associated with menopause like mood swings and hot flashes, women with premature menopause will have to cope with many other mental and physical problems as well. For instance, if a woman, who wishes to postpone her childbirth, gets this problem, she will experience trouble in attaining pregnancy.

Symptoms of premature menopause:

Generally, symptoms of this condition are generally the same as women experiencing normal menopause and includes the following:

• Hot flashes, which means a sudden feeling of warmth that spreads all over the body

• Excessive or lighter periods as compared to normal ones

• Missed or irregular periods

These symptoms indicate that the ovaries are producing lesser level of estrogen hormone. In addition to these common symptoms, some women may experience the following other symptoms as well:

• Low libido

• Sleeplessness

• Dryness in mouth, eyes and skin

• Changes in emotions like frequent mood swings, irritability and mild depression

• Incontinence or loss of control over bladder

• Dryness in the genital passage

Apart from these symptoms, if a woman is under 40 years and is experiencing the following, it is better to seek the help of a gyno:

• When her mother/sister has undergone premature menopause

• If she has been trying to get pregnant for more than a year now

• If she or any of her family members has auto-immune disorders like lupus, Graves’ disease or hypothyroidism

• If she has undergone a radiation or chemotherapy treatment

How is it diagnosed?

For diagnosing premature menopause, a physical examination can be conducted and a blood test might also be suggested to rule out other conditions like thyroid disease and pregnancy. A test to measure the estradiol levels may also be suggested and if this level is low, it is an indication that the ovaries are beginning to fail. If this level is less than 30, it is an indication of menopause.

The main test conducted for diagnosis is a blood test for measuring the Follicle Stimulating Hormone or FSH. This hormone is responsible for making the ovaries to produce estrogen.

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A report states that in the United States, the average age of the onset of natural menopause is 51 years. But, nowadays, because of many factors like medical procedures, illness and genetics, many women are getting menopause right at the age of 40 itself. This is called as premature menopause. In addition to the general problems associated with menopause like mood swings and hot flashes, women with premature menopause will have to cope with many other mental and physical problems as well. For instance, if a woman, who wishes to postpone her childbirth, gets this problem, she will experience trouble in attaining pregnancy.

The main test conducted for diagnosis is a blood test for measuring the Follicle Stimulating Hormone or FSH. This hormone is responsible for making the ovaries to produce estrogen. When there is an increase in the FSH level, it is an indication that the ovaries produce lesser estrogen. If the FSH level is more than 40 mL/mIU, it is an indication of menopause.

How is it treated?

The methods followed for treating normal menopause and its effects like mood swings and health risks are prescribed for premature menopause as well. Even though, premature menopause cannot be reversed, it is likely to be reversed. But, when it comes to women, who are looking for pregnancy, they will have to consult with their reproductive specialist to get the right remedy, so that they can become proud moms.

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# Rohan 2018-07-01
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Hooghly?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-07-02
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Hooghly.
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# Aarav 2018-07-01
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Jodhpur ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-07-02
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Goyal Hospital and Research Centre Private Limited.
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# Nishith 2018-07-01
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Indore ?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-07-02
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Indore
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# Lakshay 2018-06-24
Hii, I am from Srinagar, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-06-25
Hello, good to see that you are from Srinagar, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Aayush 2018-06-24
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Azamgarh?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-06-25
Infection from semen, blood or lactation milk can occur and cause syphilis, Infection from blood syringes is very common, Infected mothers can transmit it through their milk also, consult with good Gynecologist in Azamgarh .
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# Tushar 2018-06-17
Hii, I am from Amreli, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-06-18
yes,sharing cigerette,drinking cups,common spoons etc can also lead to syphilis, Generally whenever the fluid of a person who has syphilis is shared,the infection can occur, you should also consult with good Gynecologist in Amreli
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# Nishith 2018-06-17
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Dhemaji ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-06-18
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Dhemaji
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# Jayesh 2018-06-10
Hii, I am from Ballia, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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# Dr. Pooja 2018-06-11
Hello, good to see that you are from Ballia, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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# Tushar 2018-06-10
Hii, can you plz tell me,What changes can occur in skin in syphilis patient, also suggest good obstertrician in West Delhi ?
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# Dr. Naresh 2018-06-11
Rashes can occur on the skin in the near areas,rashes can be discrete and also symmetrical in nature, Rashes can also be pustular, you can consult with Obstetrician in West Delhi.
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