Menopause is one of the most challenging phases of a woman’s reproductive cycle. Menopause marks the end of Menstruation in a woman, thus marking the end of her reproductive life. This mainly occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs every month, thus there occurs no more monthly blood-loss. Normally a woman on an average experiences Menopause when she approaches the other side of her Forty-years. However, there have been alarming cases where much younger women have reported Menopause. This cannot be ruled-out to be absolutely ‘abnormal’, but it needs attention too. Let us take a look at some of the top reasons as to why a woman might experience ‘early-menopause’.
Here Are Top 4 Reasons For Early Menopause
Cancers are largely responsible for early Menopause in women. Ovarian Cancer to be more exact, greatly results in Menopause. However, subsequent Cancer treatments are also directly responsible for early Menopause. Chemotherapy and Radiations hugely affect the overall hormonal functioning, resulting in Menopause.
2. Polycystic Ovaries
Polycystic Ovaries is a condition where a cyst-formation occurs on Ovaries causing scarring and inflammations. Around 1 in every 40 women are reported to suffer from this condition. This results in early Menopause amongst various other side-effects as well. Polycystic Ovaries may also lead to low sex-drive, hormonal imbalance and excessive hair-growth.
While stress might sound regular and subsequently ignored, you will be surprised to know that it is also one of the main reasons for many health-issues in our times. Stress can be both/either physical and mental. Stress gives rise to anxiety, low-immunity, depression and also various heart-related diseases. This usually leads to eating disorders, where a woman might end-up under-eating and over-working. This directly leads to early Menopause and a woman comes face-to-face with the end to her reproductive life.
4. Premature Ovarian Failure
This is a rare condition where you end-up experiencing early Menopause while still in your twenties and thirties. Premature Ovarian Failure occurs in 1 out of 10,000 women and the reasons are still unknown. While some studies have shown a combination of persisting illness leads to this particular condition.
Sometimes Menopause is viewed as freedom from having to deal with monthly periods. This might be true to a certain extent, however not in the case of an early Menopause. Usually women suffer from a variety of side-effects such as infertility and lack of sexual-desire. On certain occasions the side-effects could lead to heart-diseases, bone-loss and even psychiatric disorders. To be on the safe side, rush to your doctor when you experience an early Menopause.