What Causes Some Women To Go Through Menopause Early? 7 Common Factors That Can Be Changed
August 30, 2018 10:02
Most women go through menopause between age 45 and 50. However, some women enter menopause much earlier. If a woman ceases to menstruate before age 40, it’s considered an early (or premature) menopause.
Early menopause can occur for many reasons. It can be caused by medical conditions, including certain autoimmune diseases, and by treatments, including surgery to remove the ovaries, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Some things a woman does may also increase her risk of early menopause. Below, we list several factors that can contribute to early-onset menopause.