In my fifties, I underwent surgical menopause at the age of 32 (the average age is 52). This life-changing event occurred when both of my ovaries were surgically removed, thrusting me into menopause overnight. The sudden onset of symptoms—hot flashes, night sweats, and sleep disturbances—left me feeling as though I had been launched into a roller coaster without a roadmap. It was a devastating experience, and it highlighted the importance of understanding menopause and its potential impact on one’s health.


So, why do some women experience menopause earlier than others? There are various reasons, and it’s crucial to be aware of them. Early menopause, defined as occurring before the age of 45, can significantly increase the risk of heart disease due to the loss of estrogen. Premature menopause, before the age of 40, is even more concerning from a health perspective.


One common cause of early menopause is chemotherapy, which is often necessary for treating conditions like breast cancer. Additionally, conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and autoimmune diseases can also trigger early menopause. Sometimes, menopause occurs seemingly out of the blue, leaving women puzzled and seeking answers.


If you’re experiencing symptoms such as brain fog, irregular periods, fatigue, or night sweats, it’s essential to seek support and information. That’s why I encourage you to explore resources like our website,, where you can find valuable information and connect with others going through similar experiences.


Furthermore, if you have a sister, mother, or friend who may benefit from this knowledge, please share it with them. By spreading awareness and understanding about menopause, we can empower women to take control of their health and well-being.


In conclusion, menopause is a natural phase of life that can occur at different ages and for various reasons. By educating ourselves and supporting one another, we can navigate this transition with grace and resilience.


Dr. Mia Chorney

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer TPT Inc.