For most women, the menopause will begin as they enter their late 40′s and early 50′s. In a number of young women, other health factors can in fact trigger the onset of the menopause, which can cause much anguish and distress for the sufferer and her family.
Let us have a look at some of the main causes of premature menopause.
Autoimmune Disorders – Around 70% of all known premature menopause cases are caused by autoimmune system disorders. These disorders are numerous, but some of the most common ones are diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease. If any of these disorders are present in your family’s health history, you may want to have a check up with your doctor.
Surgery – Instances where a woman’s ovaries are removed, in a process called bilateral oophorectomy, are referred to as a surgical menopause. Women who require gynaecological surgery for endometriosis, cysts, fibroids and ovarian cancer will have the end result being a surgical menopause. Depending on the nature of the medical problem, many young women may require a full hysterectomy. I cannot stress how vital it is to fully research your surgery options and future lifestyle plans. Those faced with the prospect of a surgical menopause should also consider freezing their eggs for future fertility options.
Cancer Treatments – Cancer treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy can trigger an early menopause. Chemotherapy drugs are effective because they destroy the rapidly dividing cancerous cells. Unfortunately for the sufferer, these chemo drugs also target non cancerous cells, especially those found in the ovaries, hair follicles and digestive system. In some women, the damaged ovarian cells may repair themselves naturally over time, while for others, the cells in the ovaries may never recover, resulting in an early menopause.
For women experiencing an early menopause, the much maligned symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats vaginal dryness, hair loss and insomnia will occur quickly and aggressively. Those young women suffering from premature menopause may not be eligible for HRT due to previous health concerns such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and other associated illnesses. So, what are they to do?
Herbal remedies, such as Curcuma Comosa, are excellent for eliminating most menopausal symptoms.
For all young women out there suffering from premature menopause, consider trying out Curcuma Comosa, and don’t let the menopause interfere with your lifestyle.