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Stay Ahead Of The Curve: Early Menopause Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

March 31, 2024 Dr. Lam
The Dr. Lam Show
Stay Ahead Of The Curve: Early Menopause Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore
Show Notes Transcript

Menopause making an early appearance? If you're experiencing symptoms but feel like you're too young for the change, you're not alone. Tune in as we unravel the mysteries of early menopause and identify key risk factors to watch out for. Empower yourself with knowledge, protect your health, and learn how to face this life transition with confidence. Don't let early menopause catch you off guard – hit play and arm yourself with essential insights to tackle the unexpected twists and turns on your menopause journey!

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How to tell if you're at risk of early menopause. Are you at risk of going through menopause earlier than usual? For most women, menopause occurs between the age of 45 and 55. However, around 5% of women do experience early menopause, which means that they can go through the stages earlier than 45 years in between 40 and 55 years old. So going through early menopause may not seem like a big deal at first, after it's only a few years earlier than usual, so that's okay, right. But actually what's going on through early menopause, it puts you at higher risk, of certain other health conditions, such as type two diabetes, glaucoma, heart failure, dementia, mood conditions. So you want to be make sure you're careful about this here. You're also higher risk for osteoporosis, coronary heart disease as well. So it's important to talk to your doctor about these issues, if you think you're going through early menopause. Early menopause will also cause hormonal changes and imbalances, which could increase your stress levels as well and that can be very hard on your body. For a woman, balanced hormones are extremely, extremely important for good health. and unbalanced hormones, they bring worse adrenal fatigue and the problems that come with adrenal fatigue. So this is another great reason why that you shouldn't ignore any signs that you're in menopause. Unfortunately, early menopause is actually a lot more common than most people think. there are several factors that will increase the chances of going through menopause early. Some of them you can control, they're within lifestyle changes or simple awareness. Other risk factors are out of control out of your control. So you need you just need to be aware of them whatever the impact that they may have here in the body. factors for early early menopause include smoking, history, family history of early menopause, infections, such as mumps, chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. If you had your ovaries or your uterus removed, certain genetic mutations, rapid embolic abnormalities, some chromosomal abnormalities, certain chromosome abnormalities, certain autoimmune diseases like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and also chronic fatigue syndrome, or chronic fatigue can also increase your risk as well. If you have any of these risk factors, definitely want to talk to your doctor with the effects that they may have on your long term health. It's actually fairly easy to tell if you're in early menopause. Number one is going to be your age gonna be under 45. You'll also experience the same things honestly as you will be going through menopause, which was under the age of 45. So you want to be watching out for hot flashes, vaginal dryness, sleeping problems, irregular periods, mood changes, weight changes, weight gain or weight loss. dry hair or hair loss can also be a symptom. Some other symptoms include a lower sex drive, more fatigue, night sweats, breast tenderness, aches, joint muscle aches, more brain fog, difficulty concentrating, more frequent urination is also a symptom. racing heartbeat, or headaches are some common symptoms that you can have it going through early menopause. So make sure if you're having any of these symptoms, and you're under the age of 45, maybe early menopause would talk to your doctor right away about this, and they'll help you determine what's happening and what's the best way to cope with it. That's all we have for today. Thanks for listening and hope you got something out of this what we shared. If you'd like to hear more great tips, make sure you click the subscribe button. Also like please like and share this video so our content can show up for other people as well who need to improve their health. Now always remember, we're here to help take control of your health. And remember that we're always here to empower you to take control of your health.