Premature Ovarian Failure – It is the loss of is the loss of ovaries function before age 40.
It is also known as Primary Ovarian Insufficiency, Premature Menopause, Primary Ovarian Failure, Hypergonadotropic Hypogonadism and also Gonadal Dysgenseis. It has been found that POF affects 1% of the women all around the world.
There are two kinds of Premature Ovarian Failure
1. Few or no remaining follicles present
2. An abundant number of follicles present
In the first variable, the causes are – genetic disorders, past surgery, chemotherpy, autoimune damage, radiation to the pelvic region and infection and in many cases, the cause is unknown. And in the second case, one primary cause is ‘autoimmune ovarian disease’ that damages maturing follicles leaving the primordial follicles intact.
Women affect with this disorder have a reduced, but possible chance of getting pregnant. Researches show that the female twins may be four times more likely compared to the other women to get affected with early menopause. Premature ovarian failure can be extremely distressing, especially when it occurs in women of young age without any children. In many cases, it has been found that apart from the treatment, many women benefit from counseling for emotional issues.
Generally, the ovaries supply eggs to women until the age 51, the average natural menopause age. POF is not the natural menopause as the dysfunction of the ovaries, egg loss or ovaries removal at a young age is not a natural occurrence.
Premature Ovarian Failure results in Infertility, the most discussed problem about women. There are some additional implications on the health of woman caused by this problem like ‘Osteoporosis’ (decreased bone density) is very likely to affect all women early menopause because of the estrogen insufficiency. Also, it has been found that there is a high risk of heart disease, hypothyroidism and other auto-immune disorders.
Doctors say that 5 to 10% of women with POF may become pregnant. But, there is no fertility treatment to increase fertility in women with POF effectively. For women with POF, Donor eggs with In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and adoption are popular for becoming parents.
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