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Is age 40 too early for menopause?

By Anonymous August 27, 2014 - 8:23am
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HI Anon

Thank you for your post! 

40 would be considered quite early for menopause. The average age for menopause is about 52 although of course can happen several years before or after. 

Are you experiencing symptoms of menopause? 

You could also be experiencing what's called perimenopause. This is a kind of lead up to menopause where cycles aren't quite as regular and changes in your body begin to happen.  This is quite common in your 40s.

Symptoms of perimenopause include:

Hot flashes

Insomnia or other sleeping difficulties

Weight gain


Mood Swings


Vaginal dryness. 

These symptoms are similar to menopause although usually not as intense or frequent.

To combat symptoms, try to lose any excess weight, if you have it. Exercise as much as you can and sleep as much as you can too. Eat a fresh, healthy diet that includes calcium and limit your alcohol intake. 

Both perimenopause and menopause are part of the natural cycle of life but if your symptoms get unmanageable, by all means talk to your doctor about finding ways to cope. 

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Has this helped, Anon?



August 28, 2014 - 5:46am
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