How to Treat Early Menopause?

Monday, September 21st, 2009 No Comments Under: Menopause

Commonly, a woman expects to enter menopause when she is 45. This is indeed so with the majority of women, as by this age the ovaries reduce in their size and functionality. However, menopause can occur earlier, as early as at the age of 35.

Early menopause can have many reasons behind it. It can be inherited in case your monther had an early menopause as well, or one of your close relatives suffered from the issue. Premature menopause can also be a result of chemical therapy experienced, or any surgery on the ovaries. Another reason for early menopause is ovaries’ dysfunction, which has not been treated in time.

A woman has menstruations every month, and if there are any changes in the period, you should necessarily address to your health-care provider or gynecologist. This may be a sign of ovary dysfunction which can finally lead to early menopause. The earlier you consult your doctor and start the treatment, the more are chances that you escape the issue.

The symptoms of early menopause are equal to those of timely menopause. They include hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, weight gain and depression. However, if you already have these symptoms it does not mean that menopause has come. It can rather give you a sign of ovary dysfunctions.

So the first step you should do is to consult your doctor in order to find the reason behind your problem. Commonly, hormone replacement with synthetic estrogen is prescribed, but it is only done after serious diagnostics and doctor consultation, in order to keep all body peculiarities in mind. Don’t use hormonal treatment without consulting your doctor as it may lead to the opposite results.

Hormone replacement therapy can help you escape early menopause in many cases, but only if you use it appropriately, according to your doctor’s advice.

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