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.

You must also Read:
Home Remedies for Menstrual Pain
Ayurvedic View Of Miscarriage
Get to Know about UTI Symptoms in Women

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. 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.

.

It may be helpful to you:
Fertility Issues In Women
Foods To Be Avoided By Breastfeeding Moms
Premature Menopause - Everything Women Should Know

Ask our Counsellors


Comments

0 # Aarav 2017-08-27
Hello, I am from East Nimar, PLz suggest some biochemic remedies for gonorrhoea .
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-28
Kali Mur, Natrum Mur, Natrum Sulph, and silicea are few important biochemic emedies in homoeopathy which can be used safely in this case, you can also take advise from gynecologist given here-Gynecologist in East Nimar.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Nishith 2017-08-27
Hello I am from Dhaulpur, My neighbour has been feeling redness and burning in urethral organs, can it be a disease, should she visit gynec?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-28
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 Dhaulpur
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Harikiran 2017-08-27
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Nagapattinam ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-28
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 Nagapattinam.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aayush 2017-08-20
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Shimoga ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-21
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 Shimoga
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aarush 2017-08-20
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Aligarh?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-21
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 Aligarh.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Himmat 2017-08-20
Hii can you plz tell me, Which fluids can cause or spread syphilis infection, alos give me the list of good gynec in Dantewada?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-21
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 Dantewada .
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Jayesh 2017-08-20
Hii, I am from Champhai, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-08-21
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 Champhai
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Aarush 2017-08-20
Hello, plz tell me what are venereal diseases, can you plz suggest some good gynecologist in Durg ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-08-21
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 Durg.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote