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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0 # Lakshay 2017-11-12
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Bhagalpur?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-11-13
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 Bhagalpur.
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0 # Aayush 2017-11-12
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Aizawl ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-11-13
veneral diseases are those which can be spread through sexual contact, The spreading agents can bacteria ,viruses etc, The examples are syphilis and gonorrhoea can be can spread by sexual contact, you can also find list of Gynecologist in Aizawl.
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0 # Aarav 2017-11-05
Hii, I am from Sivasagar, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-11-06
Hello, good to see that you are from Sivasagar, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Priyansh 2017-10-29
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-10-30
VDRL tests should be done every month for 3 consecutive months for detecting syphilis as well as other sexually transmitted diseases,These tests should be conducted at proper times, find good Gynecologist in
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0 # Lakshay 2017-10-29
Hii, I am from Kurukshetra, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-10-30
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Kurukshetra, find list of Gynecologist in Kurukshetra
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0 # Rohan 2017-10-29
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Chittoor ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-10-30
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Radha Narayan Hospital for Women and Children.
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0 # Aarav 2017-10-22
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Allahabad
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-10-23
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Allahabad
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0 # Vaibhav 2017-10-15
Hello I am from Jyotiba Phule Nagar, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-10-16
It can be a simple infection also and a disease also, If after the examination, the presence of gram negative bacteria is seen ,gonorrhoea infection can be thought of, she should visit good women's specialist- find list of Gynecologist in Jyotiba Phule Nagar
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0 # Rohan 2017-10-08
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Junagadh
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-10-09
yes,this can be transmitted by infected mothers to children, In this case it is called as ophthalmia neonatorum, find list of good doctor-.Obstetrician in Junagadh
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0 # Aarav 2017-10-08
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Hamirpur ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-10-09
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Thakur Surgical and Maternity Nursing Home.
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