Premature menopause is when menopause occurs in a woman before the age of 40. Causes of premature menopause include premature ovarian failure, treatments for cancer and other conditions, surgical removal of the ovaries, or chronic diseases of the pituitary or thyroid gland, or psychiatric disorders. Treatment is directed at menopausal symptoms. Read more: Premature Menopause (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS)
- estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others
- Reclast (zoledronic acid)
- Didronel (etidronate)
- vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree, Chaste Berry, Vitex, Monk's Pepper, Agnus Castus, Gattlier, Indian)
- flibanserin (Addyi)
- paroxetine (Brisdelle)
- estropipate, Ogen
- Conjugated Estrogens (Cenestin, Enjuvia, Estrace, and Others)
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