POF is a condition where the number of eggs in a woman's body has been reduced significantly or the follicles are not responding to hormonal stimulation. This problem affects one in every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 29 and one in every 100 between the ages of 29 and 39. In such cases, there is a marked reduction in estrogen production, the follicles don't produce mature eggs, and the endometrium is too thin for proper implantation.
Symptoms of Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
- Missing periods.
- Abnormal periods.
- Night sweats.
- Decreased libido.
- Dryness in the vagina.
- Trouble concentrating.
Causes of Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
- Some genetic defects can lead to POF.
- Radiation therapy.
- Autoimmune diseases.
Treatment of Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
Premature ovarian failure can get progressively worse if untreated, it is important to treat it via:
- Estrogen therapy.
- Calcium supplements.
- Vitamin D supplements.
- Hormone therapy.
Preventing Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)
Some preventative measures include:
There is no direct way in preventing POF, but there are a few precautions that one can take such as:
- Avoid smoking.
- Avoid a hysterectomy.
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