Early menopause usually refers to the transition into menopause before the age of 45 years old. However, premature ovarian insufficiency or premature menopause may occur before the age of 40 years of age.
What is menopause:
Menopause is the stage in a women’s life whereby her ovaries stop producing eggs, resulting in low estrogen levels and irregular or no periods. However, there are many other symptoms of premature menopause.
What are the signs and symptoms of early menopause?
- Continuous bleeding
- Periods that last longer than a week
Should these symptoms arise, we recommend you contact your health practitioner. Other common symptoms of menopause include:
- Mood changes
- Emotional upsets
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Loss of bladder control
What are the causes of early menopause?
There are several known causes of early menopause, such as Genetics, Autoimmune Diseases, Epilepsy and lifestyle. While most our out of our control others can, if managed, curb the onset of premature menopause. Below is a list of lifestyle factors that may contribute to premature menopause.
Lack of exercise
Being overweight or having a BMI greater than 30 (obesity) may induce hot flushes and night sweats. Although Exercise isn’t a proven way to reduce and menopausal symptoms, regular exercise can relieve the symptoms of premature menopause.
Lack of sun exposure
Our skin is our largest organ and during premature menopause, women lose oestrogen, which regulates body temperature. Vitamin D3 is just as much part of our raw diet as any other vitamin.
“You don’t need too much, but 15-20 minutes of sun a day is enough to keep you ‘topped up’” says Healio.com.
“Women who smoke are more likely to enter menopause at a younger age, according to the results of the study conducted by Norwegian researchers. There is a clear association between cigarette smoking and premature menopause (defined as occurring before age 45)” according to Thea F. Mikkelsen, Healio.com
There is not enough evidence to prove that stress causes premature menopause however, stress, along with poor lifestyle can cause you to experience the symptoms of menopause more greatly.
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