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Premature Menopause (Medical Procedural Causes) (cont.)

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What are complications of premature menopause?

Women with premature menopause are faced with the challenges of infertility if they desire pregnancy. This can be accompanied by feelings of emotional distress and depression.

There is also an increased risk of osteoporosis in women with low estrogen levels. Women with premature menopause have a longer time period of their life of decreased estrogen production and this, in turn, increases their risk for low bone density. This risk may be offset by taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, consuming plenty of dietary calcium, and obtaining weigh-bearing exercise.

What is the outlook for a woman in early menopause?

The prognosis for women with premature menopause is related to the circumstances and cause of the condition. If premature menopause occurs due to surgery or cancer treatments, the prognosis is related to the underlying reasons for these treatments. Women with premature ovarian failure for undefined causes may be at increased risk for osteoporosis, as mentioned above. These women may also be susceptible to cardiovascular disease in later in life, although this risk has not been fully studied.

REFERENCES:

American Pregnancy Association. Premature ovarian failure.

Womenshealth.gov. Early menopause (premature menopause).


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/28/2017

Source: MedicineNet.com
https://www.medicinenet.com/premature_menopause_medical_procedural_causes/article.htm

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