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Menopause Can Happen At Any Age
Menopause is an inevitable part of every woman’s life whether she chooses to embrace the changes with arms wide open, or hides away in her room with the air conditioning on full blast until it’s over.
The important thing to realize is that you can’t escape menopause - so you might as well try to make the best of it. I recently read a story on the internet about a young woman who had to go through medical menopause at the age of 20.
We shall call this young woman Sarah (name has been changed for privacy). After graduating from high school, Sarah had her whole life planned out. She wanted to become a doctor, so she followed her dream and started attending medical school. However, her life changed dramatically in her first year of college when she was diagnosed with ovarian cysts - she was only 18.
The ovarian cysts needed to be surgically removed and during the operation, one of her ovaries was removed. Putting this behind her, she thought it was the end of her nightmare and could return to her studies and a normal life. However, in her second year of college, she had to undergo another operation, this time on her remaining ovary. During this operation her second ovary also had to be removed, leaving Sarah to face “medical menopause” at the age of just 20.
Sarah would never be able to have children of her own - this was the reality that she had to face. And while she did cry many tears and ask why such a thing would happen to her at such a young age, she eventually learned to accept the circumstances and to maintain a positive outlook on life. Even though she could not have children of her own, there were still modern options available to her if she chose to pursue them. Her strong mindset was what got her through this unexpected experience.
This story was passed on to you in hopes of providing you with some inspiration and support during your menopausal years. The fact is that menopause is manageable as long as you prepare yourself with the proper information, and approach this stage of your life with a positive attitude. Many women look forward to the freedom that menopause brings!
About the Author: Caren Killtral is an active enthusiast of natural health therapies. When she is not researching the latest information on natural health care, she writes articles for menopauseinsight.com – a site with symptoms of menopause, early menopause, surgical menopause and more.