These are two different things all together. It is about the age that makes the difference in the name. If you are under 40 when you go through menopause, then you have what is called premature menopause, if you are between 40 and 45 then it is early menopause.
Finally many doctors are now finally seeing that many young women are suffering from a premature menopause and are trying early intervention to help them through it.
This is the leading cause of infertility in women in their late 20’s and 30’s and they are left confused and wondering why this is happening to them. Menopause might not even be on your list of possible causes, but one in each hundred women experience early menopause symptoms that could have many causes.
Causes of Early Menopause: -
• Another cause of early menopause is the necessity for a hysterectomy. Once the ovaries are removed, menopause will commence. • One is genetics, meaning that if your mother or grandmother experienced early menopause symptoms, there is a greater likelihood that you will as well. • Finally, if a woman has had chemotherapy or radiation treatments for cancer, these treatments can also be the culprit in early menopause. If you have any of these risk factors, and you begin to experience early menopause symptoms, you can visit your doctor to find out if you are indeed beginning the menopause process.
Early signs of menopause are clues to the onset of the symptoms of menopause in a relatively early time. The menopausal state is usually during a woman's late 40's to early 50's. Anything earlier than that is thought to be an early menopause scenario.
Symptoms of Early Menopause: -
• Most of the early menopause symptoms are similar to what women experience during regular menopause, and can include hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. • Other early menopause symptoms might be headaches, a reduced sex drive, depression and difficulty sleeping. • You might also find that you are irritable or have to visit the restroom more frequently. • Fatigue and forgetfulness are also signs of early menopause. • Vaginal dryness is a common concern, which can contribute to the loss of libido.
While all of these early menopause symptoms may seem uncomfortable, they are only temporary in nature and many can be treated effectively using simple remedies.
For example, you can increase your exercise and improve your diet to help with some of your early menopause symptoms, like irritability and fatigue. You can also use an over the counter lubricant to help combat the vaginal dryness.
If depression becomes a big issue, your doctor can prescribe medication that will help you to deal with this symptom as well. While early menopause may seem like a huge hurdle to get over in your life, there are many options available to you to help you deal with your early menopause symptoms and offer you a higher quality of life.
Hormone therapy is standard for women experiencing premature menopause. Hormone therapy can relieve some of the symptoms and prevent some adverse effects of lowered estrogen levels--according to the Mayo clinic, adverse effects of lowered estrogen levels include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease.
In addition, if a woman has undergone premature menopause and still wishes to try for a baby via in-vitro fertilization, hormone therapy is necessary to increase chances she'll carry to term.
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