Woman's Health

Symptoms and treatment for early menopause

Menopause is known as the natural process of aging. It is the time where the woman’s progesterone and estrogen level start decreasing. Menopause is the closure of menstrual periods in a woman’s life. If you find that for consecutive 12 months, a woman is not having her menstrual periods then it is termed as menopause. Age 51 is considered as the normal for menopause. If the menopause occurs before the age of 40 then it is known as early/premature menopause.  

Have a look at some of the symptoms of early menopause-

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lower bone density
  • Irregular or missed periods
  • Mood swings
  • Hot flashes
  • Dry eyes, skin, and mouth
  • Cognitive changes
  • Periods that are heavier or lighter than the usual ones
  • Sleeping disorder
  • Weight gain
  • Decreasing sexual drive.
  • Heavy bleeding

Know the causes of early menopause-

  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Chronic diseases
  • Drug intakes
  • Pituitary and hypothalamic tumors
  • Psychiatric disorders

Treatment for early menopause-

An early menopause does not require any sort of treatment. However, there are treatment solutions available for managing the symptoms or the conditions related to it. You can go for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It helps in preventing the common early menopause symptoms.

This one is known as one of the most important treatments for premature menopause. It includes estrogen therapy, HT and ET. One can avail these treatments in different forms such as with the help of patches, transdermal sprays, pills, gels, and creams. Note that for the intravaginal use, you get some localized hormone treatments available. To prevent the symptoms of hot flashes and vaginal dryness HT/ET therapy is the most effective treatment.

With HT/ET there are a few health risks associated with this such as stroke, heart attack, and breast cancer. So it is always recommended by the experts to go for the lowest dose of the hormone therapy which has shortest effect period. If you stay in Delhi, go to the best gynecologist in Delhi for more information about this therapy. Know that contraceptive pillsare also helpful in relieving the early menopause symptoms. These pills give relief from these symptoms in form of HT. To prevent non-hormonal vaginal gels, vaginal dryness, lubricants, creams are very helpful and the trusted ones. Menopause is an inseparable stage in women’s life, so there is no need to worry about that. It is completely a natural event and will happen to you in late 40s, early 50s. If you think there might be complications you can always visit gynecologist near you. You can get proper guidance and medications if needed.

Fathiyya Al Shaikh

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