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Video: Time Of Hot Flashes During Menopause May Indicate The Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke
Time of hot flashes during menopause may indicate the risk of heart attack and stroke
Scientists have long linked vasomotor symptoms to cardiovascular risk. A new study has shown that the timing of these symptoms and their duration play a special predictive role.
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The most famous manifestations of menopause are hot flashes (hot flashes) and night sweats. They are called vasomotor symptoms because they are related to the nature of the work of the vessels. In a new review, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the authors showed how the timing of these symptoms is related to the risk of cardiovascular disease. They analyzed 25 previous studies that involved more than 500 women.
Hot flashes and sweating are usually present during perimenopause, when the body is rebuilding. Later, when full menopause begins, they disappear. Scientists at the University of Queensland have shown that women who have these symptoms during menopause increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and angina pectoris by 70%.
If vasomotor symptoms develop before menopause, the study suggests a 40% increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Another finding by scientists was that women of any age who experience vasomotor symptoms have an increased risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes.