You must have always thought about that one day when you will be too old to do much with your life except burden the people around you with unnecessary medical bills that will be accumulating. But doctors have discovered a way to defeat the biological clock and grant you a few more years before you menopause checks in.
Menopause is considered a normal part of ageing when it happens after the age of 40 as the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops. It is sometimes associated with heart diseases, stroke, osteoporosis, urinary incontinence, oral issue among others. Delaying menopause could actually help with draining physical and emotional symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, memory problems, mood swings and anxiety.
Doctors have made a medical breakthrough in delaying the menopause for up to 20 years. The revolutionary procedure, which takes 30 minutes, is designed to trick the biological clocks of women, into thinking they are much younger than they are.
The procedure entails removing a piece from an ovary and freezing the tissue at -150C.The ovarian tissue is then held in an ice bank until women reach the menopause, before being thawed and transplanted back into them, where it will kickstart their natural hormones, delaying the menopause.
“I have to say I’ve never felt any pain, and it seems quite miraculous that it’s something so straightforward,” one of the patients, a 34-year-old married mother-of-one said.
“Being able to delay the menopause has been life-changing,” said another who had her ovarian tissue immediately transplanted back inside her to prevent premature menopause.
The procedure fetches between £3,000 and £7,000. The surgery is on offer in a Birmingham based company and is being co-funded by four world-renowned experts in reproductive medicine.
“We are at a fascinating point in the evolution of our species, but particularly in relation to medical care where remarkable things are happening. We are empowering women to take control of their own health by naturally delaying their menopause. Now we can start to offer something to a younger generation of women that’s never been available before,” said Professor Fishel the chief executive and co-founder of the company.