What is surgical and chemical menopause?

Surgical or chemical menopause is the result of a medical treatment, like a hysterectomy or cancer treatment.

What happens when you go into surgical menopause?

Surgical menopause is the result of having both ovaries removed before the natural menopause transition begins.

A bilateral oophorectomy is when both ovaries are removed due to gynaecological cancers, or as part of risk reduction treatment in women with an inherited increased chance of developing ovarian cancer.

Symptoms of surgical menopause:

  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood Swings
  • Loss of libido
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease

What is chemical menopause?

Chemical menopause may be the result from treatment for endometriosis, or cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Women who have gone through chemical menopause as a result of chemotherapy may experience worse symptoms than women who have gone through natural menopause.

Symptoms of chemical menopause:

Managing menopause symptoms

You can manage your symptoms by implementing lifestyle changes:

To reduce hot flashes

To relieve vaginal dryness

  • Use a vaginal moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to deliver intense moisturization and lock in hydration

To support your mental health

  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Meditate
  • Join a support group
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