Delay in Diagnosis of Menopause-like Condition in Young Women Linked to Low Bone Density – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The main symptom of primary ovarian insufficiency—irregular or stopped menstrual periods—may be overlooked. Because of this, Dr. Lawrence Nelson with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says delays in diagnosis are common.
Dr. Nelson: The longer women had to wait before the doctors find out that their ovaries weren’t working right because they weren't having periods regularly, the more at risk they were for having an abnormally low bone density.
Narrator: Dr. Nelson adds that by diagnosing primary ovarian insufficiency early, and replacing needed hormones, women can protect their bones from weakness and fractures. For more information visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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