Menopause

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Menopause or ovarian failure usually begins in women aged between the ages of 45 and 55 years old and is the result of ageing rather than illness.[1] The World Health Organization defines early menopause as menopause symptoms beginning before age 40.[2]

Signs and symptoms[edit | edit source]

Treatment[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

A few patients with ME/CFS have reported undergoing early menopause, including Lynn Gilderdale, who had very severe ME/CFS.[citation needed]

Fibromyalgia[edit | edit source]

Early menopause and hysterectomy are linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia, either in the years shortly before the hysterectomy or in the year after.[3]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2009, Increased frequencies of hysterectomy and early menopause in fibromyalgia patients: a comparative study[3] - (Full text)

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Health Service. "Early menopause". National Health Service. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  2. World Health Organization. "GA30.6 Premature ovarian failure". ICD-11 - International Classification of Diseases. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  3. 3.03.1 Pamuk, Ömer Nuri; Dönmez, Salim; Çakir, Necati (May 1, 2009). "Increased frequencies of hysterectomy and early menopause in fibromyalgia patients: a comparative study". Clinical Rheumatology. 28 (5): 561–564. doi:10.1007/s10067-009-1087-1. ISSN 1434-9949.

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) - A system of medical diagnostic codes, created by the World Health Organization (WHO), to classify diseases and other health related conditions for the purpose of international diagnostic consistency. By having common diagnostic codes around the world, health researchers are better able to quantify and track disease burdens. The most current version is called ICD-11. (Learn more: www.who.int)

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