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November 04, 2021
As we age (gracefully of course), our bodies can begin to change in some unexpected ways. From our skin losing firmness and our hair losing its vibrant colour, these changes can seem overwhelming, especially when it concerns our menstruation.
But fear not, early menopause is something that many women have experienced, and it is not something to bury your head in the sand about. Understanding what is happening in your body and how to nurture it is the first step in moving through this transition.
In this blog post we will discuss early menopause and outline some remedies and treatments.
What Is Early Menopause?
Early menopause is when a woman’s period stops before the age of 45. This can occur naturally or as a result of certain treatments.
If you are under the age of 45 and you have noticed your period are becoming more infrequent of have stopped altogether, please go speak to your GP as they will be able to give you clear and concise advice that is personal to you and your body.
Causes Of Early Menopause
Signs of Early Menopause
There are several symptoms for early menopause but they will vary across each individual.
Perhaps the most common sign of premature menopause is irregular periods. They may become longer or shorter depending on the frequency.
There are, of course, many other symptoms of premature or early menopause such as:
If you notice any of the above symptoms, it is crucial to see a doctor or Obstetrician/Gynaecologist (OB-GYN) and get checked.
Early menopause can be caused by several factors and a visit to your GP to gain concise guidance is recommended. Your GP will need to carry out several tests to confirm whether the irregularities are caused by something other than early menopause.
Some tests your GP will may out include:
Ensure you find a medical professional with expertise in the realm of early menopause to help guide you through the changes in your body with an empathetic ear to find a treatment plan that works for you. There are several treatment options available such as:
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