How long does chemically induced menopause last?

Chemically induced menopause, also known as medical or surgical menopause, refers to menopause that occurs suddenly as a result of medical treatment rather than naturally over time. Some of the most common causes of chemically induced menopause include:

The duration of chemically induced menopause depends on the cause:

Symptoms experienced during induced menopause are usually more severe than natural menopause and can begin suddenly. Common symptoms include:

The abrupt drop in estrogen and progesterone levels also puts women at higher risk of long-term health issues like osteoporosis and heart disease. That’s why it’s so important to discuss hormone therapy options with your doctor.

Options to Manage Symptoms

There are several hormone therapy options that can help relieve uncomfortable symptoms during induced menopause:

Many factors impact how long treatment will be recommended, including your age at menopause and personal risk factors. Most women take hormone therapy for 5-10 years until around the typical age of natural menopause. Staying on therapy longer seems to have additional benefits for bone, heart, and brain health.

I highly recommend consulting a menopause specialist like Dr. Richards at Hormone Wellness Institute, who can run advanced testing like genetic, blood, and saliva panels to analyze your hormone levels. This allows them to create a customized treatment plan to get your symptoms under control safely and effectively.

With an individualized approach focused on bioidenticals and lifestyle changes, most women can achieve great relief even after surgical or early menopause. You don't have to suffer through this transition alone thanks to compassionate care. Call Hormone Wellness Institute today to schedule a consultation.

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