Thursday, September 4, 2008

Early Menopause

If someone gets menopause even before her 40 years of age, then the condition is referred to as early menopause. It may happen unexpectedly as a result of early damages of ovaries and when the ovaries lack the ability to produce hormones such as estrogen. Moreover, it may occur as a result of surgical intervention if the woman needs to undergo operation for ovary removal. Apart from that, sometimes chemotherapy may result in early menopause as well.

The symptoms of early menopause are somewhat similar to the normal menopause condition. However, the emotional impact may turn out to be severe for younger women of course. Since the production of estrogen is inhibited such an early age, it may result in some critical health problems in future such as osteoporosis, or cardiac problem. Women having from early menopause syndrome may have significantly higher chances of getting these problems than women having normal menopause.

It is really important to seek medical help if this is the case. Menopause treatment plan in most of the cases is designed on a long term basis and largely dependent on hormone replacement therapy, which increases the risk for developing breast cancer as well. The treatment should not be longer than the time span for normal menopause.