Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Pre Menopause

Menopause is a health condition which normally appears in women ages 50 and above. However, nowadays early menopausal signs and symptoms are evident in women as young as 15 years old. It may sound absurd but the facts are true. There are many factors however, which might have caused premature and early menopause to set at a young age for girls.

The genes play a major role in the onset of early menopause. Scientific studies show that women who only have few eggs from their ovaries when they were born, have higher chances of getting early menopausal. While others who are suffering from autoimmune disorders and abnormalities in their chromosomes, also have risks of getting menopausal.

Surgical operations that affect the reproductive system of women would most likely lead to early or premature menopausal also. Now because of this, the estrogen levels are dropping due to operations that cut off the functions of the ovaries. Thus, this would result for the women to enter early menopausal stages. Chemotherapy for cancer that can kill healthy ovarian cells has also been found to be one of the leading causes of premature menopause.

Premature menopausal are showing symptoms just like a normal menopause would do. Forgetfulness, insomnia, muscle pains, headaches, depression, and changes in body shape are some of the signs for a normal menopause. As for premature menopausal, which shows signs and symptoms consisting of mood swings, fatigue, and extreme downfall of estrogen.

Women who are experiencing early menopausal can get a therapy for hormone replacement from expert doctors. And it would also be best for the family members and friends to give emotional support during these tough times for their loved ones. This can help alleviate the depression that their loved ones are going through.


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