About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Hot Flashes Could Predict Heart Disease Risk

by Bidita Debnath on April 14, 2017 at 11:45 PM
Font : A-A+

 Hot Flashes Could Predict Heart Disease Risk

Hot flashes in women at the pre-menopausal stages may signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease.

Hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause -- have already been shown to interfere with a woman's overall quality of life.

Advertisement


The condition is reported by 70 percent of women, with approximately one-third of them describing them as frequent or severe.

"Hot flashes are not just a nuisance. They have been linked to cardiovascular, bone, and brain health," said JoAnn Pinkerton, Executive Director of North American Menopause Society -- a US-based nonprofit organisation.
Advertisement

The findings, published in the journal Menopause, showed that hot flashes, linked to cardiovascular changes, occur early during the menopause transition.

Newer data indicate that hot flashes often start earlier than previously thought -- possibly during the late reproductive years -- and persist for a decade or more, the researchers said.

For the study, the team involved 272 non-smoking women aged 40 to 60 years to test the relationship between physiologically assessed hot flashes and endothelial cell (the inner lining of the blood vessels) function.

The effect of hot flashes on the ability of blood vessels to dilate was documented only in the younger fertile women in the sample.

There was no association observed in the older women (age 54-60 years), indicating that early occurring hot flashes may be those most relevant to heart disease risk.

"Physiologically assessed hot flashes and endothelial function among midlife women," may offer valuable information for healthcare providers working to assess the risk of heart disease in their menopausal patients, Pinkerton said.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cardiac Catheterization Heart Attack Air travel: To fly or not to fly Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Body Mass Index Silent Killer Diseases Heart Healthy Heart Hormone Replacement Therapy Lifestyle Paths to Prevent Heart Disease 

Most Popular on Medindia

Noscaphene (Noscapine) Blood Pressure Calculator Find a Hospital Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Find a Doctor Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Blood - Sugar Chart Selfie Addiction Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Hot Flashes Could Predict Heart Disease Risk Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests