Posted on Sep 01, 2008 | Comments 0
When your ovaries lose their ability to work normally, before you reach 40 years of age, then you are considered to be suffering with premature ovarian failure.
Ovaries are considered as the major sources in your body for storing and releasing eggs for fertilization.
So, when these ovaries fail to work normally, they will not produce sufficient amounts of estrogen hormone.
This insufficient production of estrogen in your body can mainly lead to infertility and many other reproductive problems.
So, it is very essential for you to restore your normal estrogen levels to avoid further complications in your life.
Premature ovarian failure and menopause
Loss of the normal ovarian function or menopause is quite common for most of the women, when they reach 50 years of age. But the abnormal or complete halt of ovarian function, before you reach 40 years of age is a condition which you need to concern a lot.
Most of the women with premature ovarian failure consider that they have reached their menopause condition.
But, it is very essential for you to realize that it is not your menopause stage, rather you are suffering with premature ovarian failure. There is a lot of difference between premature ovarian failure and menopause.
When you reach menopause, you can no longer have any follicles to produce eggs for fertilization and you can not get your regular menstrual periods whereas a woman with premature ovarian failure can still have follicles to produce eggs, but they can have problem with depletion of eggs from follicle tubes. As a result, they will experience irregular periods.
These irregular periods are one of the most common signs for premature ovarian failure. So, always remember, irregular periods are not always a sign of menopause. There can be many different reasons for you to experience irregular periods.
Premature ovarian failure and fertility
If you have premature ovarian failure, unfortunately you have very less chances to get pregnant. This is due to the reason that your ovaries fail to work properly. As a result, you have very less chances to release egg for fertilization.
Till now, there is no proven treatment to improve a woman’s ability to have a baby naturally, if at all she is suffering with premature ovarian failure.
However, it is believed that up to 5% to 10% of all women with premature ovarian failure can certainly have chances to get pregnant, without any fertility treatment.
Even, there is an option called egg donation for you to improve your chances of being pregnant, if you have premature ovarian failure.
So, try to know more about other options available for you to improve your fertility chances.
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