Ask the Experts- January 2021

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: January 12, 2021

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

I am an avid fan of Red Hot Mamas for many years. Now my daughter, Samantha, has been told she has premature menopause. What is it caused from. Thank you for your help.


Dear Janet,

Premature menopause is when menopause (whether it occurs naturally or is caused by medical interventions). Women who go through premature menopause stop having their monthly periods and are unable to get pregnant.

Some of the possible causes of premature menopause include:

  • Thyroid disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Vitiligo
  • Lupus
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Androgen insufficiency syndrome

Regardless of the reason, premature menopause is a manageable condition. Your daughters doctor should discuss what actions she can take to protect her health at menopause and beyond.

Thank you for writing to Red Hot Mamas.