According to a study result, if you follow the cardiovascular health rules, you can prevent hot flashes and night sweats, which are the typical symptoms of premenopausal menopausal period.
Kangbuk Samsung Hospital Data Management Center Professors Seungho Ryu and Yusu Jang and Dr. Hyerin Choi’s research team followed up and analyzed 2,500 premenopausal women aged 42 to 52 who visited the comprehensive health checkup center between 2014 and 2018. It was announced on the 21st that the incidence of vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flashes, was higher if the condition was not good.
The ideal cardiovascular health rule is ▲Non-smoking or past smoking ▲Body mass index <23kg/m2 ▲Moderate or higher physical activity ▲Total cholesterol <200mg/dL ▲Blood pressure <120/80mmHg ▲Fasting blood sugar <100mg/dL ▲Healthy eating habits, etc. to be.
In addition, hot flashes and night sweats, which are vasomotor symptoms among menopausal symptoms, were measured through a questionnaire, and those with 3 or more points of distress on a scale of 1 to 7 were defined as having moderate or more vasomotor symptoms.
As a result, the risk of developing premenopausal vasomotor symptoms was about 41% higher in those with an unhealthy lifestyle (0-2) than those with a healthy lifestyle (5-6 points). In particular, the risk of developing moderate or severe vasomotor symptoms was about 57% greater.
The researchers found that maintaining a high cardiovascular health score could prevent vasomotor symptoms.
Professor Ryu said, “About 80% of menopausal women experience vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. This study focused on the prevention of menopausal symptoms.”
This study was conducted with the support of a prospective research project to identify risk factors for chronic diseases in menopausal women of the National Institutes of Health, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meanwhile, the research results were published in the ‘Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism’ (IF=5.958), the official academic journal of the American Endocrinology Association.