A second aim was to investigate the association between coffee and alcohol consumption and early menopause. These early menopause symptoms are a result fluctuating hormones. The time before menopause is often called perimenopause, and it is often referred to as a transition period. Oral contraceptives (OCs): Oral contraceptives can help ease symptoms associated with early menopause, including irregular periods and mood swings, among others. Typically, oral contraceptives are recommended to women who are still having periods.
Early menopause can be brought on by going through radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used to kill cancer cells in the body, but also by doing that there is a possibility of wiping out cells that are perfectly fine. For many people the true problems from having an early menopause age is the emotional turmoil. Many can easily handle the physical aspects of menopause but the emotional aspect is too difficult to manage. If you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation, this can cause your ovaries to stop working properly and can induce early menopause. Similarly, if you need to have your ovaries removed, you’ll obviously no longer produce ovarian hormones.
In the case of autoimmune disease, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks that if you involve the ovaries leads to the absence of menstruation and the symptoms of early menopause. Chromosomal irregularities are of a hereditary, caused by defects in chromosome X. Your doctor will be the best person to seek help from, if you are going through early menopause. Most doctors recommend the use of an oestrogen patch, on women who have undergone oophorectomy. Then there’s something you should be aware of: an early menopause/early dementia link. A Dutch researcher suggests that women with early menopause are more likely to suffer from early onset dementia.
If you are a woman with lupus menstruation can continue but as has been mentioned become irregular and cease altogether catapulting you into early menopause. Other symptoms of it include appetite changes, weight gain, body aches, and mood swings all of which can also occur in lupus. However, there are other times when early Menopause occurs for no apparent reason and this usually called premature ovarian failure. This may be the result of genetic factors, autoimmune disease or unknown causes. Such early menopause could be due to surgical removal of ovaries, chemotherapy treatment for cancer, or due to early failure of ovaries. You therefore experience early signs of menopause much before other women experience normal menopause symptoms.
Early menopause, premature menopause and/or premature ovarian failure are terms that are often used to describe the same condition, whatever the cause. Estrogen crash can cause extreme hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, and depression in some women. Chat to other women experiencing an early menopause on one of our forums, generously provided by NZORD. To get started go to www.nzordforums.org.nz and register. There are numerous reasons why an individual may experience early menopause symptoms. Many of these reasons include genetics and a medical predisposition to experience this issue.
In your story nothing indicates early menopause. Maybe, your mother is the wisest. However, since some of the early menopause symptoms can also be signs of other conditions, it is a good idea to see your doctor to find out for sure. Below are some of the more common symptoms that you might encounter in the pre-menopause phase that is also known as perimenopause. Among the first signs of early menopause is the irregularity of the menstrual circle. What was once coming once in a month will not manifest itself two and three times a month.