Premenopausal women can prevent menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, if they follow cardiovascular health rules, a study has found.
The results of a research team led by Professors Seungho Ryu and Yusu Jang of the Data Management Center at Kangbuk Samsung Hospital and Dr. Hyerin Choi, who visited this hospital’s health checkup center from 2014 to 2018, followed-up and analyzed 2,500 premenopausal women aged 42 to 52 years old for an average of 4.5 years. All.
The rules include △Non-smoking or past smoking △BMI of 23kg/m² △Moderate or higher physical activity △Total cholesterol less than 200mg/dL △Blood pressure (maximum blood pressure 120mmHg, trough blood pressure less than 80mmHg) △Fasting blood sugar 100mg/dL or less △Healthy eating habits are included.
In addition, hot flashes and night sweats, which are vasomotor symptoms among menopausal symptoms, were measured through a questionnaire, and a score of 3 or more on a scale of 1 to 7 was defined as moderate or more vasomotor symptoms.
As a result, those with an unhealthy lifestyle (0-2 points) had a 41% higher risk of developing premenopausal vasomotor symptoms than those with a healthy lifestyle (5-6 points).
Specifically, there was a 57% higher risk of developing moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms.
The researchers determined that maintaining a high cardiovascular fitness score could prevent future vasomotor symptoms.
Professor Ryu Seung-ho said, “About 80% of menopausal women experience vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. A study focused on
The results of the study were recently published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’, an official academic journal of the American Endocrinology Association.
Kwon Dae-ik, medical reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
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