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Could It Be Early Menopause?
Every year thousands of women between the ages of 15 and 44 experience an "estrogen crash", a sudden drop in estrogen levels that leaves women in the clutches of early menopause. Although menopause is traditionally seen as a problem in older women, the many younger women who experience early menopause find themselves unprepared for the unexpected changes that occur.
If your periods stop before you're 40, it could be an early menopause. This is surprisingly common, affecting one in every 50 woman, and can be due to:
If you think you may be experiencing early menopause, visit your GP for a blood test to measure your hormone levels. They can then take you through your options.
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