BEACON TRANSCRIPT –A new study focused on finding a link between early menstrual period and premature menopause. This study found that women who got their period when they were younger than 11 can experience premature menopause. This means that they can hit menopause when they are in their 40s.
Another factor that could trigger early menopause is not having children. The study showed that women who did not conceive any children had a higher risk of experiencing premature menopause than those who had children.
The findings of the study showed that women who had their period when they were 11 were 80% more likely to experience early menopause. They risk of having menopause before the age of 44 was increased by 30%.
The women who participated in this study had an average age of 50 and they got their first period when they were 13. The problem about menopause is that it has a lot of symptoms like fatigue, bone loss, and hot flashes.
Premature menopause can increase these symptoms and can lead to other health conditions like heart disease, endometriosis, and polycystic ovary syndrome. The researchers mentioned that it is important for women to know that early menstruation can lead to health problems.
In the study 2% of women had premature menopause, 7.6% of these women has early menopause. More than 14% had their first period when they were younger than 11.
“Understanding the relationship [between first and last periods] will provide us with the opportunity to monitor or intervene as early as possible,” says lead author Gita Mishra in an email
The women who participated in this study were from England, Japan, Australia, and Denmark. This study was actually made from 9 other studies that involved 50,000 women. The researchers who completed this study mentioned that it is important to know all about menopause and its risk in order to prevent other problems.
All in all this study showed that women who have their first period early had a higher risk of developing premature menopause. It was proved that having no children can trigger early menopause.
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