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Induced Menopause – are you triggering it?

Menopause is a complex phase of a woman’s life. Going through the transition, complications can manifest physically and emotionally, especially when this menopause is not natural but a medically induced one; read the blog to understand the issue in detail.
Dr. Ameya Kanakiya
October 19, 2023

Every woman's journey is unique, and her everyday choices can significantly impact her health. One crucial aspect is understanding the potential consequences of seemingly harmless decisions, especially when it comes to premature menopause. This blog delves into the world of induced menopause, exploring its causes, risks, and most importantly, proactive measures to prevent it.

What is Induced Menopause?

Unlike natural menopause, which occurs gradually between the ages of 45 and 55, induced menopause is triggered by medical interventions. This can happen due to surgeries like bilateral oophorectomy (removal of ovaries) or as a side effect of treatments like radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or certain medications. This sudden hormonal shift bypasses the natural perimenopausal phase, leading to its distinct characteristics.

Alarming Statistics

  • The average global age for natural menopause is 51, while Indian women experience it earlier at 46.
  • A shocking statistic reveals that Indian women are facing premature menopause as early as 30!
  • Induced menopause can occur at any age after puberty, highlighting the need for awareness and proactive measures.

Prevention is Key

  • If family history suggests a higher risk of premature menopause, regular consultations with your gynecologist are crucial for early detection and intervention.
  • Be transparent about all your concerns and medications. Avoid skipping information or self-treating based on anecdotal advice.
  • Make conscious choices regarding diet, exercise, and stress management. Opt for nutritious foods, regular physical activity, and effective stress-coping mechanisms. These habits, although not guaranteed to prevent induced menopause, will strengthen your overall health and resilience.
  • Don't underestimate the power of mental well-being. If you're struggling with anxiety, depression, or chronic stress, consult a therapist or psychiatrist. A positive mind can significantly impact your health and well-being.


Remember, women are the architects of families, communities, and nations. By investing in our health today, we invest in the future of generations to come. Choose awareness, prioritize prevention, and empower yourself to navigate the maze of induced menopause with confidence.