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How will having premature menopause affect my long-term health?
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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many ways
Bone loss from menopause occurs immediately, so premature menopause will lead to greater bone loss when you are older. Due to early loss of estrogen, you will also be at increased risk for certain diseases sooner like gout and heart disease/strokes.
To mitigate these long-term risks, it is important to be treated early by a physician who understands the special risks you have.

In brief: Many ways
Bone loss from menopause occurs immediately, so premature menopause will lead to greater bone loss when you are older. Due to early loss of estrogen, you will also be at increased risk for certain diseases sooner like gout and heart disease/strokes.
To mitigate these long-term risks, it is important to be treated early by a physician who understands the special risks you have.
Dr. Chad Boomershine
Dr. Chad Boomershine
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Depends on your age
Depends on your age and the cause of premature menopause.
All women with early menopause are at higher risk of bone loss (osteoporosis). If you're 35 or under your md will get a genetic test (karyotype), if this shows turner syndrome you may have heart problems. If you have fragile x syndrome it can cause neurological problems. Rarely, premature menopause occurs with adrenal gland insufficiency.

In brief: Depends on your age
Depends on your age and the cause of premature menopause.
All women with early menopause are at higher risk of bone loss (osteoporosis). If you're 35 or under your md will get a genetic test (karyotype), if this shows turner syndrome you may have heart problems. If you have fragile x syndrome it can cause neurological problems. Rarely, premature menopause occurs with adrenal gland insufficiency.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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