Most of the symptoms of menopause are very unpleasant, and they increase depending on the age in which you arrive. It is not the same as having the early menopause at age 40 , to have menopause at 50. That’s why then you disclose some things early menopause means for your health.

Your chances of getting breast and ovarian cancer are reduced

It is not all bad news. Ovarian cancer is directly linked to the number of ovulations, that is, the less ovulations the less risk of ovarian cancer . It is known that women who suffer from early menopause lower their ovulation levels . In the case of breast cancer, it is related to circulating levels of estrogens, which are minimal in women who suffer from early menopause, this level grows over the years, that is, later you get menopause, the more the level rises. estrogen and more likely to get breast cancer.

You age faster

Research by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine ( ASRM ) found that women with early menopause see telomeres prematurely shortened and genetic structures prematurely damaged . Telomeres are small structures that protect DNA over the years, they are even the ones that reveal the biological age of the human being.

Exposure to toxins causes early menopause

A study conducted by Washington University in St. Louis and published in PLOS ONE, discovered through blood and urine tests, that women who are more exposed to toxins have higher chemical levels (those found by example in plastics, personal care products, household items and even in the environment), which accelerates the arrival of menopause between 2 to 4 years.

Menopause or pregnancy?

Early menopause is a good pregnancy mimic , which is why more than one has fallen for the deception and felt pregnant. Women who suffer from early menopause have irregular periods or no periods, and the primary symptoms of pregnancy are almost the same. This doubt can be easily dispelled with a pregnancy test or blood sample.

Increases the risk of heart disease

A study conducted last year by the North American Menopause Society found that women who undergo menopause before the age of 45 have a 40% higher rate of heart failure than women who have menopause and are between 50 and 54 years . The problem is linked to the levels of estrogen, good cholesterol and the blood vessels. The study found that the earlier the menopause, the higher the risk of heart disease.

Increased risk of bone fractures

Early menopause lowers estrogen levels , which results in lower bone density. In menopause it is normal to experience a decrease in bone density, but when it comes to early menopause it will take longer with weak bones and it will take longer to heal in case of bone fractures. But this deficiency can be fought by taking vitamins D and calcium.

Increases the risk of diabetes and Alzheimer’s

As we said in the point “Aging faster”, telomeres shorten and DNA indicates premature aging , which causes age-related diseases to appear before their time, and among the most common are diabetes and Alzheimer’s .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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