It might be surprising for some to hear that others might experience premature menopause especially if you strictly associate this period in a woman’s life with an older age of about 40 and above. It’s a little disturbing as well to know that there might be instances when you yourself might be a candidate for this condition and you might experience it in the least expected earlier time of your life.
Indeed premature menopause does happen. On the average, a woman may experience such stoppage of the monthly period naturally between the age of 40 and 50. During this period, the ovaries no longer produce a mature egg and thus any preparatory event such as thickening of the lining of the uterus along with sudden surge of progesterone, no longer takes place. Since the surrounding tissues of the uterus will not change by addition of potential nourishment, the usual monthly period is also absent.
Is the Condition Natural?
Such a condition can be natural or induced by what is triggered by different things including ones genes, a medical procedure underwent by the concerned individual, and even serious medical conditions.
Commonly, one may tell if they are undergoing this condition through various symptoms. One obvious thing to be encountered is very little, irregular or missed monthly visits especially among those who have a normal menstrual cycle. Aside from irregular visits, too slow or too heavy blood flow may also indicate that your fertility is dropping too soon.
A sudden sensation of something hot enveloping your upper extremities is also another good sign to watch out for. Other related symptoms can be observed as well.
These include: lowered libido, sudden changes in ones mood, one easily gets depressed even if there is no particular reason to do so, incontinence or sudden loss of control on one’s peeing, drying vagina, relatively dry mouth, eyes and even skin, and sleeplessness.
Take a good look at your family background also proves to be helpful in assessing whether you are indeed undergoing such a condition or not. If an autoimmune disorder runs in the family, chances of you experiencing premature menopause is quite high. Women who have undergone chemotherapy or any form of radiation therapy also posses high risk of experiencing earlier fertility drop. Also, those who have direct family members who have experienced the same are likely to pass the same condition to you.