Women with premature menopause are at risk for many medical conditions other than infertility

Figuring Out If You Will Go Through Menopause Prematurely

Premature Menopause Defined

  • One in ten women will go through menopause before the age of 45, about 1% of women enter menopause prior to age 40.
  • Early menopause defined as menopause prior to the age of 45.
  • Premature Menopause occurs prior to age 40.

Medical Risks To Those with Premature Menopause

  • New evidence determined many women’s perimenopause begins in the late 30s, resulting in subtle medical issues not yet understood.
  • Most frequently ovarian failure brings menopause. In addition failure of the brain mechanism that controls the menstrual cycle from the hypothalamus, the pituitary, or the higher brain centers triggers menopause. 
  • Planning pregnancy by the time you inch your way towards menopause, causes you to be much less fertile than others your same age, so knowing this aspect of your natural ‘biological clock’ is important
  • Many factors have to do with when you will enter menopause. Figure out where you are on your reproductive timeline for maximum health.
  • Early natural menopause may increase risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions, for instance increased risk of overall mortality, neurological diseases , parkinsonism, psychiatric diseases, osteoporosis, weight again, diabetes, hypertension and other sequelae. The risk of adverse outcomes increases with earlier age at the time of menopause.  
  • There are many women in whom ovarian function fluctuates so wildly that they literally appear to go in and out of menopause.

Newest Research.

  • Research discovered those with premature menopause possess genetically linked increased DNA damage.
  • A new study looks at levels of inflammation in your body. Those with the highest levels of inflammation are most likely to become menopausal early.
  • So next time you have hormone testing, find out if there are other health aspects you can check out. Being proactive with your hormone evaluation is being proactive about your health. 
  • Consider getting care from a nationally certified menopause clinician.