Ways to prevent early menopause

Written by Juhi Kumari | Published : January 9, 2019 6:17 PM IST


Early Menopause

Menopause is a basically a point in time when menstrual cycles permanently cease, and women stop producing hormones, like estrogen and progesterone, which are essential for ovulation. Medically correct age of attaining menopause is considered to be between 40 and 50. However, sometimes due to various factors including lifestyle changes, depression, bone problems, chromosome defects, autoimmune disease, and epilepsy, women experience early menopause. During this time, you may exhibit symptoms like moodiness, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, spotting, irregular or missed periods, or periods that are heavier or lighter than usual. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America journal reveals that early menopause can invite several health risks including heart and bone problems. Therefore, it is extremely significant that your menopause starts at the right age. To help you ensure that, here we bring some tips to follow.


Do yoga to avoid stress: According to a study conducted at the Boston University School of Public Health, stress is linked to early menopause. Stress hormones like cortisol is to be blamed for that. For managing stress, you can opt for yoga poses including chair pose, standing forward bend, side-angle pose and so on.



Keep a check on your weight: You may have heard about being overweight linked to various health hazards. However, being underweight can also lead you to some unwanted medical conditions like early menopause by reducing estrogen levels in the body. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consult a nutritionist to maintain an ideal body weight and manage irregularities related menstruation. Also Read - Enhance Your Brain Power With These 5 Yoga Poses



Say no to smoking: Both active and passive smoking can lead to the damage of ovarian follicles which eventually make you experience early menopause, a study published in The British Medical Journal suggests.