Thursday March 21, 2019

Severe Symptoms Of Menopause Might Soar The Risk Of Heart Diseases In Women

A few severe symptoms of Menopause might possibly increase the risk of Heart diseases

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Many menopausal symptoms that you may aren't aware of can cause much harm to you.
Yo-yo dieting may raise women's heart disease risk.

Menopause ,associated with frequent and severe symptoms such as sleep disturbance, hot flashes and depression, may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women, a study says.

The study found that menopause transition is marked with a number of adverse health effects in women,including hot flashes and depression to vascular aging, which is typically seen as artery stiffening and endothelial dysfunction.

In this study, the frequency, but not severity, of hot flashes was specifically associated with greater arterial stiffening and reduced endothelial function.

You must always be aware of the some severe symptoms of Menopause that may harm you adversely.
The symptoms of Menopause that you must be aware of.

“Perimenopausal and early menopausal women are more vulnerable to increased risk of cardiovascular disease,” said JoAnn Pinkerton, executive director at the North American Menopause Society in the US.

“With fluctuating and then declining estrogen during the menopause transition, it is important to monitor mood, blood pressure, lipids, blood sugars, and body composition because of the increased risk of abdominal fat.

“Healthy eating and exercise are encouraged, with individualised discussion about benefits and risks of hormone therapy,” Pinkerton added.

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For the findings, published in the journal Menopause, the team examined 138 menopausal women for the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease.

In addition, across the stages of menopause, arterial stiffening and vascular dysfunction were associated with more frequent and severe menopause symptoms and a lower quality of life.

No association, however, was found with depressive symptoms.  IANS

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Research Suggest Yo-yo Dieting Can Raise Women’s Heart Disease Risk

The more episodes of weight cycling women reported, the poorer they scored on 'Life's Simple 7', according to the researchers

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Yo-yo dieting — weight cycling, or the cyclical loss and gain of weight — can make it harder for women to control a variety of heart disease risk factors, according to a research.

The study found in case of women losing at least 10 pounds and regaining the weight within a year could be detrimental to heart heath.

Besides achieving a healthy weight, maintaining a consistent body weight is important for lowering heart disease risks.

Earlier research showed similar results in men, with those who weight-cycled having twice the risk of cardiovascular death in middle age.

“Achieving a healthy weight is generally recommended as heart healthy but maintaining weight loss is difficult and fluctuations in weight may make it harder to achieve ideal cardiovascular health,” said Brooke Aggarwal, Assistant Professor at Columbia University in New York.

The results were presented at the American Heart Association’s EPI Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2019 in Texas.

Many menopausal symptoms that you may aren't aware of can cause much harm to you.
Yo-yo dieting may raise women’s heart disease risk.

For the study, the team examined 485 women (average age 37 years, average body mass index 26, in the overweight range).

Women reported how many times (other than during pregnancies) they had lost at least 10 pounds, only to regain the weight within a year.

Most women (73 per cent) reported at least one episode of yo-yo weight loss, with a range of zero to 20 episodes.

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They were assessed on American Heart Association’s ‘Life’s Simple 7’ — a measure of how well people control major heart disease risk factors, including body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, smoking, physical activity and diet.

The more episodes of weight cycling women reported, the poorer they scored on ‘Life’s Simple 7’, according to the researchers. (IANS)