Early Menopause: Unexplainable And On The RiseJuly 8, 2011 No Comments
One in twenty women will experience menopause before the age of 40, a new study has found.
This early menopause can threaten more than your sex drive and mood swings. Risks include heart attack, stroke and bone disease, but researchers have been unable to explain the cause.
This research, done by the Imperial College London, studied 5,000 women and asked them questions about when menopause occurred, their overall health and their quality of life. They found that early menopause has increased drastically since the 80s, but were unable to explain why.
The results grew even stranger as researchers found that women from the lower class are three times more likely to experience menopause before the age of 40. Even after taking away factors like obesity, smoking, and physical activity lower class women were still at a higher risk. What the heck does this mean?
To a 20-year-old like me, menopause is kind of freaky. This new research makes me downright terrified! You mean I could be worrying about this in less than 20 years? And the fact that researchers can’t explain why early menopause is on the rise makes it more frightening.
I hope that more time and money can go into furthering this research to help women everywhere. How about taking a break from solving male balding and erectile dysfunction to focus on a women’s issue that could really help people.
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