For women, the so-called aging fast actually refers to premature menopause and early entry into menopause. After all, estrogen is an important factor in maintaining a woman’s body shape and skin elasticity. Menopause means ovarian failure, estrogen is no longer secreted, and women have officially entered old age. So, what this question actually asks is: Will there be premature menopause if I have not had sex for a long time? Will premature ovarian failure?
Premature ovarian failure brings external “aging”
Premature ovarian failure refers to the phenomenon of amenorrhea in women before the age of 40 due to depletion of ovarian follicles or follicular dysfunction. The clinical manifestations are amenorrhea, infertility, hot flashes, hyperhidrosis, decreased libido and other low estrogen symptoms. Of course, on the skin, it will also be manifested as dry skin, increased wrinkles, atrophy of the reproductive tract and organs, and an appearance of “aging”. The incidence rate of premature aging in women aged 15-29 is 0.1%, while the incidence rate of women aged 30-39 has risen to 1%. It has been on the rise in recent years and seriously affects the quality of life of women.
The real cause of ovarian failure
The orderly regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary axis in the human body can ensure the normal secretion of hormones by the ovaries and regular menstrual cramps. Any problem in any of these links will affect the function of the ovaries. In general, the factors affecting ovarian function are diverse and complex, including age, genetics, iatrogenic (such as ovarian surgery, etc.), infection, autoimmunity, environment, and social and psychological factors.
Is there a relationship between sex life and ovarian function?
A harmonious and healthy relationship between the sexes includes sex life, which is beneficial to women’s mood and endocrine. But even so, women’s overall mood and endocrine depends not only on sex life, but also on many other factors in life, including interpersonal relationships, stress in work and life, self-regulation ability and so on.
What can we do to prevent premature ovarian failure
●Reduce stress and stress response
Age and genetic factors are not something we can change, so what we can do is to maintain a good mood and avoid excessive stress and stress response. Long-term bad mood or excessive stress may lead to changes in the central nervous system, thereby affecting ovarian function.
●No smoking, no drinking, no staying up late
Research shows that some bad living habits do damage ovarian function. For example, women who stay up late and fall asleep after 23 o’clock will affect their immunity due to lack of sleep and poor sleep quality, leading to menstrual disorders and premature ovarian failure; in addition, smoking and alcohol abuse, tobacco products, and alcohol will cause direct or indirect damage to follicles, causing Ovarian failure. Therefore, we must develop the living habits of proper exercise, balanced diet, regular work and rest, smoking cessation and alcohol restriction.
●Keep away from toxic and harmful chemical pollution
Insecticides , decoration materials, hair dyes, rubber and plastic products, paints, etc., will cause ovarian function decline to varying degrees.
●The right age for childbearing
Because of hormone replacement therapy, patients with premature ovarian failure can improve their symptoms by supplementing external estrogen, but the number of follicles is determined from birth, and once the function declines, it is irreversible. Therefore, advocating childbearing at the right age, natural pregnancy, and avoiding infertility due to decreased ovarian function or even premature ovarian failure are also a kind of protection for the ovaries.
●Farewell to “skinny feeling”
and maintaining a reasonable weight is worth promoting, but excessive pursuit of “low body weight” will also interfere with the function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis. Fat is an important raw material for hormone synthesis in the body, and the normal secretion of estrogen can be maintained when the body fat rate is 17% to 22%.
From the above, we can see that the factors that affect ovarian function include age, heredity, chronic stress, long-term pressure, bad emotions, bad living habits, etc. Sex life is not directly related to ovarian function. At best, a harmonious and healthy sex life may be related to ovarian function. Good mood is correlated, and there are so many factors that affect mood.
So no matter what, female friends must work and live positively and optimistically.