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Medically Induced Menopause

Most people have heard of menopause before, but not many have heard about medically induced menopause.

 

 Basically medically induced menopause is used to help a woman more gradually ease into the phase of menopause. When a woman goes through regular menopause the immediate change can often be tough.

After all, the woman is experiencing an abrupt withdrawal of the hormone estrogen, which on its own is difficult enough. They are also typically experiencing an array of other symptoms as well, including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and other emotional responses.

Many tissues and organs in the body are responsive to estrogen, and this includes everything from the vagina, uterus, bladder, breasts, and bones, to the heart, blood vessels, brain, even the skin and hair. While some women experience few symptoms there are others who really get it all and end up suffering from so many or such intense symptoms that they find it hard to carry on with their regular lives.

Medically Induced Menopause

Medically induced menopause, or surgical menopause, occurs when a premenopausal woman actually opts to have her ovaries surgically removed in a procedure which causes an abrupt onset of menopause, and although sometimes this helps a woman ease into menopause more subtly there are also cases in which the woman will experience much more severe menopausal symptoms than if they were to experience menopause naturally.

Medically induced menopause is much different from natural menopause, and due to the abrupt cutoff of hormones, can also create a variety of other health problems. Early menopause also carries a greater risk for heart disease and osteoporosis. There are some women that elect to have an induced menopause, but then for others the menopause is onset as a result of a medical procedure, and they just have to basically deal with it.

Relief

Whether you have experienced medically induced menopause or not, if you are suffering from the often incredibly difficult symptoms that are associated with the condition in general, then you will want to speak to your doctor about what your options are in terms of treatment. If you ever have to go in for any major surgery you are going to want to be prepared to deal with abrupt menopause if you have not gone through it already, and so again it is important to talk to your doctor about this beforehand.

Many women grow depressed and agitated as a result of their symptoms but know that there is help available and you can get back to feeling like your old self again, even before your menopause has ended.