TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR EARLY MENOPAUSE

May 30, 2018 0 comment
  • There is no treatment available to make your ovaries start again
  • Being diagnosed with early menopause will mean you are in an extended period of postmenopausal phase and therefore at an increased risk of health problems such as early onset of osteoporosis and heart disease
  • For very young women (under 40) your healthcare provider may recommend that you take some form of hormone therapy until the typical age of menopause (around 51)
  • Menopause hormone therapy (MHT) can alleviate many symptoms and minimise the serious risk associated with heart and bone health
  • If you are not able to take MHT your healthcare provider may recommend low dose combined oral contraceptive pill or a class of antidepressant which have shown to improve symptoms of anxiety, mood swings, depression, insomnia and hot flushes
  • If your symptoms are not severe you can make some lifestyle changes to help manage your symptoms
  • Some tips include; using water-based lubricants during sexual intercourse to minimise discomfort, oestrogen creams to alleviate vaginal dryness, incorporate a nutritious diet, increase vitamin D and calcium intake, keep hydrated with water, regular aerobic and weight bearing exercise, quit smoking, cognitive behaviour therapy has shown to help with specific symptoms, meditate to relax and sleep deeply, and have regular check-ups.

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