RUN!!!Work outs raise your chances for early menopause

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RUN!!!Work outs raise your chances for early menopause
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 10:38am

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You Could End Up in Early Menopause
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Honestly I didn't know - one year I had my appt and he said no sign yet; this year he said I'm done. I didn't change my ways; guess I was lucky and was like my mom; it just happened and I'm done, right on average of 52.

Sue
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Not even sure what's considered early menopause. The last period I remember having was Nov. 2006 when I was just over 47. The only reason I remember it was I hadn't had one for several months and dh and I went on a much-needed 4 day trip to Mexico after Jason had just gotten out of treatment for the first time for his eating disorder. Second day there was when 'aunt flo' decided to visit again with a vengence and I haven't had one since. I've never been a particular work out addict. Back in the day I might work out 45-50 minutes 4-5 days a week. Now I'm happy if I do 20 minutes a day!

Pam
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Registered: 11-28-1999

Maybe I'll have to work out more--I'm 54 and I haven't hit menopause yet.

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Registered: 09-13-1999

Maybe that was my problem?

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Menopause is a normal part of a woman's life. It is not a bad thing. It is just life. Sure, a woman's chance of developing heart disease and osteoporosis increase but her chances of developing other diseases related to high estrogen levels decrease as well. We have to all work with the genetics we inherited. My family too have a history of heart disease. All you can do is try to live as healthy as you can-no smoking, moderate exercise, limit animal fats etc. And, for those of us with genetic high cholesterol, take medication. Because it is not always because of life style. It is just our bodies.
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Registered: 10-25-2006

I guess that makes me sedentary, even though I exercise about 8 hrs/wk.

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Registered: 09-13-1999
I guess heart disease, at least, is something you can help to control by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes that is a lot easier said than done but it is doable. My own gut feeling is that entering menopause too early isn't a good thing for a woman's health but I have to say this was a remarkably easy transition and I escaped all the symptoms I've read about. I am not complaining about it from a perspective that it is a disease or illness, just that it seems too unbalanced to lose the protective hormones too early.