Early menopause begins with missed periods here and there. You may have some minimal bleeding or “spotting” between periods. Your symptoms could indicate more than one health condition. If you are experiencing any such symptoms, an examination by your physician will help to rule out health conditions other than early menopause, including pregnancy.
Symptoms of Early Menopause
Early menopause will cause irregular or missed periods. You may have tender breasts, fatigue, and low energy. You may have an increased need to urinate. Mood swings and hot flashes may also occur. You may become depressed or anxious.
Symptoms of Pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting, as well as morning sickness can be experienced. You will also experience missed periods. You may have tender breasts and sore nipples. Fatigue and low energy may also occur. This is a time when food cravings or aversion to food may occur. Frequent urination and mood swings are noted to happen during pregnancy.
Pregnancy During Early Menopause
Egg production continues until you reach full blown menopause, therefore it is technically possible to become pregnant. Missed periods as you can see are symptoms of both pregnancy and early menopause. Thus, the necessity for a physical examination to rule out pregnancy or any other health condition.
Treatments of Early Menopause
Early menopause is the time when a woman’s hormones are fluctuating and you get things like mood swings, missed periods, and other symptoms. Most if not all of these symptoms are linked to most probably the changing levels of your hormones. Hormone Replacement Therapy – HRT is most commonly used because it helps to balance out your hormones. This may actually make getting pregnant during this time easier.
Herbal supplements are also used and the best ones are highly tested, examining the metabolic path of the ingredients at the molecular level and the interaction of the ingredients. Standardized herbal extracts are used ensuring consistent dosing and quality from capsule to capsule. They should be made to pharmaceutical grade standards. They should not be added to your health regimen without consulting your physician because some herbs can affect the performance of prescription drugs you might be taking for other health concerns.