Smoking causes early menopause!

@mbs2323 (256)
May 7, 2009 3:38pm CST
Smoking not only has a detrimental effect on bones, it also effects osetrogen production, which may cause an early menopause and further increase the risk of osteoporosis in women! Are you a woman? And do you smoke? You better quit smoking :) Giving up smoking will not only benefit your general health, reducing the risk of various serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and strokes.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
8 May 09
I understand that smoking is horrible for your health and that I should quit. I am a woman and I am almost 53 and began smoking at around 10 or 11. I did not go thru menopause early at all. In fact it was so very mild....I didn't realize it happened until not having a period for a few months. My bones are strong and I am (knock on wood) pretty darn healthy. Still your message is is an unhealthy habit and does have many side effects for many people. I hope I didn't just jinx myself by bragging about my good health here.
@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
7 May 09
You know my doctor told me that if I give up smoking my asthma would get better and so would my health. Well I had been smoking for over thirty years off and on. Now I do not smoke and I have been in and out of the hospital with more asthma problems than I ever had when I was smoking. I did not here that smoking was supposed to put women into early medapause. It is a shame that this is not true. My mother smoked most of her life and did not go through the change till well into her fifties. I am over forty and smoked over almost thirty years and I still have not gone through the change. So if you go by my family history since all are smokers early medapuase is a lie. When I quit smokeing I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I was also told I have allergies out the but. I am hoping that when I move to Tennessee where there is cleaner air my health will get better. You see I do nto contribute smoking to all my health problems like some people do. My bad health is because of many things like buses that put off terrible fumes. People who wear way too much perfume instead of taking a bath. I am not saying that there may not be some benifits to not smoking but in my case it was not enough. I will not go back to smoking but I refuse to blame it for all my health problems.