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 2017-12-31
Hii, I am from Aizawl, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2018-01-01
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 Aizawl, find list of Gynecologist in Aizawl
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0 # Vaibhav 2017-12-24
Hii, I am from Prakasam, Please tell that can moisture be responsible for infections ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-12-25
Hello, good to see that you are from Prakasam, yes,that is why u must keep your genital organs clean and dry because moisture can favour infections.
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0 # Himmat 2017-12-24
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Panchamahal ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-12-25
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Panchamahal
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0 # Nishith 2017-12-17
My friend has been diagnosed with gonorrhoea, Please tell which tests will be advisable, also suggest gynec in Jhalawar ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-12-18
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 Jhalawar
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0 # Nishith 2017-12-17
Hii, can you plz tell me,What changes can occur in skin in syphilis patient, also suggest good obstertrician in Tirunelveli ?
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-12-18
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 Tirunelveli.
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0 # Himmat 2017-12-10
Hello, plz let me know Can gonorrhoea be transmitted to small children, should I consult with good maternity doctor in Marigaon
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-12-11
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 Marigaon
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0 # Nishith 2017-12-10
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Kachchh ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-12-11
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Dr Naik Surgical Hospital and Maternity Home.
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0 # Lakshay 2017-12-10
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Sirsa ?
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0 # Dr. Pooja 2017-12-11
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Sirsa
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0 # Rohan 2017-12-03
Hello, I am from , PLz suggest some biochemic remedies for gonorrhoea .
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0 # Dr. Naresh 2017-12-04
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 .
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