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 # Himmat 2018-09-23
Hello I am from Yamuna 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. Naresh 2018-09-24
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 Yamuna Nagar
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0 # Tushar 2018-09-23
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-09-24
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 Hazaribag
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0 # Rohan 2018-09-23
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Madhepura
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-09-24
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 Madhepura
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0 # Rohan 2018-09-23
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-09-24
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Coastal Cardiac and Maternity Center.
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0 # Vivaan 2018-09-23
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Raichur ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-09-24
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Raichur
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0 # Tushar 2018-09-09
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Patiala ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-09-10
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 Patiala
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0 # Vivaan 2018-09-09
Hii, I am from Hyderabad, I want to know can cigerrete sharing can lead to syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-09-10
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 Hyderabad
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0 # Aayush 2018-09-09
Hii, I am from Kendrapara, can you plz tell me What is the mode of infection in syphilis ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-09-10
90 percent cases in syphilis are transmitted through unsafe sexual contacts, Mothers can also pass infection through breast milk, you can also consult with good Gynecologist in Kendrapara .
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0 # Tushar 2018-09-02
Hello I am from Bhor, 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. Naresh 2018-09-03
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 Bhor
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