In women with early menopause, the ovaries start running out of eggs. As a result, they might:
- Release eggs less often than normal.
- Stop releasing eggs completely.
How is early menopause treated?
That depends on what is causing your condition. The most common way to treat early menopause is with hormones, such as estrogen. These replace what the ovaries are not making anymore. Hormones will reduce your symptoms, especially hot flashes and night sweats. They will also help protect your bones and maybe your heart. Experts recommend that women with early menopause take hormones until at least age 50.