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Increased risk for cardiovascular disease seen with two or more menopausal symptoms


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North American Menopause Society Virtual Annual Meeting 2020
Reuters Health - 29/09/2020 - Having two or more moderate or severe menopausal symptoms is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke, new research indicates. Women with more (and more bothersome) menopausal symptoms "may be more likely to seek a physician for treatment and this may be an ideal time to assess cardiovascular disease risk," lead author Dr. Matthew Nudy, with Penn State Hershey Medical Center, told Reuters Health by email. He presented the findings September 28 during the virtual annual meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Other studies have shown that vasomotor symptoms (VMS, hot flashes/night sweats) are associated with CVD, Dr. Nudy explained. The current analysis is "unique," he said, in that a range of menopausal symptoms, other than the core VMS, and their severity were analyzed. The menopausal symptoms were dizziness, heart racing or skipping beats, tremors, feeling restless or fid...


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