Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when menstrual periods cease. It is defined medically as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months.
The average age for a natural menopause is 51. Sometimes, menopause occurs earlier, due to diseases, genetic factors, or surgery.
Though it varies some still see menses till 65
Now When menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is referred to as premature menopause.
The Symptoms Of Premature Menopause
- mood swings
- vaginal dryness
- cognitive changes
- hot flashes
- decrease in sex drive
- sleep disturbances.
Causes Of Premature Menopause
One medical cause of premature menopause is premature ovarian failure.
Other causes of premature menopause include damage to the ovaries by chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments, or surgical removal of the ovaries.
Premature menopause can be caused by treatments for cancers or other conditions that involve chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy to the pelvis.
These treatments can damage the ovaries and result in ovarian failure.
Surgery to remove the ovaries, either for benign or malignant conditions, results in premature menopause if both ovaries are removed. Surgery to remove the uterus results in menopause only in the sense that menstrual bleeding does not occur. In that case, the ovaries will continue to produce hormones.
Other infrequent causes that may lead to premature menopause include drugs, chronic diseases, pituitary and hypothalamic tumors, psychiatric disorders, and other relatively rare or undefined conditions.
To Reduce The Risk Of Having This Early Menopause
Make tea with scent leaf and sida acuta drink morning and night four days to your menses starting day.
Put the two leaf in a pot and boil with water for ten minutes allow to cool and enjoy.