Early menopause or premature menopause, either natural or because of hysterectomy, is related to cognitive decline and a higher risk for Alzheimer’s Disease. Does retaining one or both ovaries at surgery make a difference to your brain function?
If you have had early menopause, what can you do? Is hormone therapy right for you? Which hormone therapy does not raise your risk for heart disease, stroke and breast cancer? What should you know before you decide on your hysterectomy surgery?
What is Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI)?
Does the type of hysterectomy, laparoscopic, vaginal or abdominal make a difference?
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