Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Health Tip: When Early Menopause Strikes


(HealthDay News) -- Menopause that begins before age 40 is considered premature.

The Womenshealth.gov website explains these possible causes of early menopause:

  • Medical treatments, from chemotherapy or radiation, or surgical removal of the ovaries.
  • Chromosomal abnormalities affecting the ovaries.
  • A family history of early menopause.
  • A medical problem, such as rheumatoid arthritis or thyroid disease.

-- Diana Kohnle

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