Hot Flashes Not Found to Impact Heart Health in Women
In a report from Medline Plus, new research indicates that hot flashes are not found to impact a woman’s health. In the past, it was thought that hot flashes could be linked to cardiovascular diseases. However this new research seems to suggest that the risk only exists in a small number of women.
Last year a large study was conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative which found those women who start having hot flashes several years after menopause has begun, or those who experience persistency may be the few at risk for cardiovascular illness.
That study analyzed postmenopausal women long-term and discovered those who experienced hot flashes an average of 14 years after the onset of menopause were at a higher risk of suffering a heart attack or death. Those who had hot flashes during the onset of menopause had no increased risk (perhaps even a lower risk) than women who didn’t have any hot flashes at all.
All of this suggests that women who experience late-onset or persistent hot flashes ought to make changes to their lifestyle to improve their health in order to avoid long-term disabilities. This includes maintaining a healthy weight and exercising.
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