There is a link between the symptoms of menopause and the risk of heart disease. This is what American researchers discovered in a study published in the journal Menopause. The severity of certain symptoms could predict the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Half of postmenopausal women suffer from more or less severe symptoms: hot flashes, insomnia, mood disorders, etc. If these are severe, it could predict a risk of cardiovascular disease. This is what reveals an American study published in the journal Menopause, of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
A study conducted on 138 women
The researchers studied the cases of 138 postmenopausal women. They studied the links between menopausal symptoms and vascular risk factors: arterial stiffness and reduced elasticity of blood vessels, called endothelial function. These two factors are more important in women who experience strong symptoms of menopause. However, no link has been established between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease.
Significant changes in the body
The hormonal and bodily changes that appear during menopause can affect your risk for cardiovascular disease. Changes that you have to know how to manage and manage, as Dr Jo Ann Pinkerton, the president of NAMS explains: “With the variations and the declination thereafter in the level of estrogen, it is important to monitor the changes. moods, blood pressure, lipid levels, blood sugar, fat and water levels in the body, along with abdominal fat gain. Eating healthy and exercising are recommended to manage these effects. “ In fact, being overweight is one of the risk factors for disease cardiovascular.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death among women in France. These results could allow the development of new treatments to treat the symptoms of menopause and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.