Enjoy Your Menopause!

December 28, 2008

Menopause and Smoking

Filed under: health and wellness,menopause — Beverly Mahone @ 7:03 pm
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Studies show female smokers are more likely to experience unusual vaginal discharge, bleeding and irregular periods. Smoking can also cause women to reach natural menopause one to two years earlier than non-smokers or ex-smokers. Menstrual abnormalities and early menopause may be caused by a toxic effect on the ovaries or by the significantly lower levels of estrogens noted in many studies of women smokers. The likelihood is related to the number of cigarettes smoked, with those smoking more than ten cigarettes a day having an increased risk of an early menopause. Beginning to smoke as a teenager increases a woman’s risk of early menopause three times.

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  1. Great information! I have never smoked a cigarette in my life and am even happier after hearing about this study. Not only will cigarettes effect physical aging in women, but menopause will also. So the two combined does not sound appealing. There are ways to stop these effects. One stop smoking and two get a great skin care line to help with hormonal aging.

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