I have often heard my mother saying that girls nowadays are getting their periods at quite an early age. And this has sometimes tensed me about the fact that will this lead to early menopause? You might have also seen many girls getting their periods before their 12th birthday. Does getting periods earlier has anything to do with early or premature menopause? The answer is pretty much in between.
Early periods might be a reason for early menopause but this has a few chances. This is not a complete deciding factor in this case. Possible factors that could highly promote early menopause are smoking, early menopause family history, surgeries that remove ovaries or uterus, chemotherapy, etc. Early or premature menopause can often lead to osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis, insomnia, and many more.

Have you ever wondered what could be the reason behind early menarche? This could be due to stress during childhood in the family domain, parental dysfunction, parent-child conflict and sexual abuse. Women should be informed of their elevated risk of premature menopause if they began menstruating at a young age. It has a higher risk but the effect size is small. Early menarche can possibly affect the mental and physical health of girls in the present and also in the coming future.

So, if you are a parent or an elder brother or sister just try to keep your little one away from any huge mental or physical stress during childhood. Try to keep her away from family conflicts because early menarche, infertility, and early menopause are all interlinked.
On the other hand, always remember early menarche is not the complete deciding factor for early menopause and infertility. If you have had early menarche, don’t stress too much because the stress can worsen your situation. Taking too much stress has to do a lot with our menstrual cycle. Just go with the flow and practice a healthy life. Early menarche can’t be the only reason for the possibility of early or premature menopause. Your lifestyle is what governs your future health status.
This blog is written by Prachi Khurana

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