Management of women with premature menopause should focus on maintaining good cardiovascular and bone health and alleviating menopausal symptoms. The psychological consequences of the loss of fertility should also be considered.
Jaya is a 40-year-old woman who is experiencing frequent episodes of sweating and who had her last period one year ago at 39 years of age. She has been investigated by her GP for premature menopause; she has a follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) level of 60IU/L and currently normal bone density. No secondary medical reason for the cessation of periods was found.