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Early or premature menopause: what is it, age, symptoms, and treatment

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Premature or early menopause is a condition that originates from the aging of the ovaries before time, which leads to the loss of eggs in women under 40 years of age, which leads to fertility problems and makes it difficult to be embarrassed in older women.

In an initial phase, the premature aging of the ovaries can be a silent problem, which does not cause symptoms, and the woman can continue to have menstruation without knowing that she is heading to a premature menopause. However, there is already a procedure to evaluate fertility, which can be performed by younger women, and thus, determine their risk of developing an early menopause.

Symptoms of early menopause

Early menopause is caused by a deficiency in the production of estrogens in the body, which causes symptoms similar to those of menopause before 40 years of age, such as:



  • irregular menstrual cycleswith prolonged intervals or complete absence of menstruation;
  • emotional instability such as sudden mood swings and irritability without apparent cause;
  • Decreased libido y lack of sexual desire;
  • sudden hot flasheswhich appear on any occasion and even in fresh places;
  • excessive sweatingespecially during the night;
  • vaginal dryness.

Among the main causes of early menopause are the age, which is more common between 35 and 40 years old, antecedents of early ovarian failure in the family, and the first symptom that appears with irregular menstruation or lack of menstruation. Know more symptoms and how the diagnosis is performed.

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How is the treatment performed?

The treatment for premature menopause consists of:

1. Hormone replacement drugs

The treatment of early menopause is carried out through hormone replacement with estrogens, which are used in the soil to alleviate the symptoms caused by the lack of estrogens in the body, as well as to maintain bone mass and prevent the onset of diseases such as osteoporosis . Some medications indicated are estradiol and progesterone, combined with estrogen.



Know other drugs indicated for hormone replacement therapy, when they are indicated and their implications.

In situations where the woman intends to become embarrassed, depending on the aging that the ovaries present, it is possible to carry out fertility treatments, such as fertilization in vitro or stimulation of the ovaries with hormones.

2. Alternative treatment

To reduce the symptoms of early menopause, the treatment can be completed with the practice of regular physical activity, and alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, which helps to balance the energy of the body and the symptoms of menopause. See more about acupuncture.

Some herbs and medicinal plants can also be of great help, being recommended the use of moras or the realization of aromatherapy with this same plant.

3. Food

In premature menopause, a diet rich in soy, nuts and ginger is recommended, being important to avoid the consumption of caffeine, even green and black, as well as the intake of foods rich in fat, since during this phase there is a greater predisposition to gain weight.

There are also dietary supplements such as soy lecithin, cimífuga or red clover, which can help alleviate the symptoms that arise during this phase. These supplements must be used under medical advice.

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