My Story: I went through menopause at 27 and it was hell on earth

Carolyne Nyambura Ng’ang’ a, 34, quit her job to help women deal with menopause. She is now a naturopathic healthy life ambassador. PHOTO | POOL

What you need to know:

  • Premature menopause, which is one that occurs to women below 40 has several causes: Cancer of the ovary, chemotherapy, surgery, and congenital malformations.
  • According to Dr. Adongo S Meme, an Obstetrics and gynecology at Kenyatta National Hospital women experience hot flushes, sweating, vaginal dryness, insomnia, mood swings, and weight gain during menopause or after the uterus removal surgery.

I went through menopause at the age of 27. This is all thanks to a uterus removal surgery that I had to have after I being diagnosed with cancer. I was not ready for the hysterectomy; as the procedure is referred to as, neither was I ready to face the after-effects that came with it—menopause.


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