Premature Ovarian Failure Complications
Infertility is not the only possible consequence of POF
The premature deprivation of ovarian sex hormones characterizing premature ovarian failure leads to a number of complications affecting different systems.
That is why infertility is not the only possible consequence of this condition.
Representing an early menopause, premature ovarian failure is associated with increased risk of menopause-related condition, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases and early cognitive function decline.
In particular, untreated premature ovarian failure is associated with decreased life expectancy largely because of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In fact, this condition correlates with reduced vascular endothelial function, an early precursor of atherosclerosis.
Assessment of bone mineral density should be considered. In fact premature ovarian failure is associated with significantly lower values.