- Q If my periods stop, do I have early menopause?
In general, women stop menstruating when they enter early menopause. But you might also stop menstruating if you are pregnant, if you exercise a lot, or if you are under a great deal of stress. Doctors usually do not consider your periods to have stopped... Full Answer
- Q What are early menopause complications?
When your ovaries no longer work due to early menopause, you may be unable to get pregnant even though you may be well within traditional childbearing age. In some women, the loss of fertility causes them to become anxious and depressed, which can become... Full Answer
- Q Can early menopause be prevented?
Early menopause cannot necessarily be prevented, although you can reduce your risk by avoiding tobacco. While certain cancer treatments may lead to the development of early menopause, the benefits of life saving treatment can outweigh the costs. If you... Full Answer
- Q How do other illnesses cause early menopause?
Some illnesses can either cause early menopause or increase your risk for reaching menopause prematurely. Women with myasthenia gravis have antibodies that attack parts of the nervous system, leading to weakness. When these antibodies attack the ovaries,... Full Answer
- Q What are the signs of early menopause in women?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyThe signs of early menopause, which usually occurs between the ages of 40 and 45, are essentially the same as those experienced by women who experience it during the typical age range of 47 through 55 (the average age is 51). The symptoms women... Full Answer
- Q How is early menopause diagnosed?
When diagnosing early menopause, the doctor will first ask you about your symptoms and personal and medical history; you will only be diagnosed with early menopause if you are under the age of 40. Then, you may have a complete physical exam which will... Full Answer
- Q How does early menopause lead to depression in women?
Mia Lundin, Obstetrics & GynecologyThe root of your symptoms revolves around the dance between your female hormones and brain chemistry during hormonal shifts throughout your life. Your hormones and neurotransmitters, as chemical messengers, relay vital instructions throughout you entire... Full Answer