To assess the association between hot flashes HFs severity and oxidative stress OS in Mexican postmenopausal women. A cross-sectional study was carried out with perimenopausal women aged 40—59 years community-dwelling from Mexico City, Mexico. They participated in Menopause and Oxidative Stress Project. The baseline sample consisted of women recruited to participate; women were excluded due to different reasons. Hence, women were selected to establish two groups, a premenopausal women yet with menstrual bleeding , and b postmenopausal women without menses. All women were free of cardiovascular, kidney, hepatic or cancer disease, and without antioxidant supplement intake for at least six months prior to the beginning of the study; none had previously received hormone therapy.
Dermatosis associated with menopause
Menopausal Hot Flashes: A Concise Review
Hot flashes HFs , defined as transient sensations of heat, sweating, flushing, anxiety, and chills lasting for 1—5 min, constitute one of the most common symptoms of menopause among women though only a few seek treatment for these. The basis of HFs lies in abnormal hypothalamic thermoregulatory control resulting in abnormal vasodilatory response to minor elevations of core body temperature. Recent data suggest an important role for calcitonin gene-related peptide, hypothalamic kisspeptin, neurokinin B and dynorphin signal system, serotonin, norepinephrine in causation of HFs in addition to estrogen deficiency which plays a cardinal role. The mainstay of treatment includes hormonal replacement therapy, selective serotonin, and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in addition to lifestyle modification. In this review, we address common issues related to menopause HFs and suggest a stepwise approach to their management. Defined by transient sensations of heat, sweating, flushing, anxiety, and chills lasting for 1—5 min, HFs can cause considerable distress especially when severe and frequent. In this review, we discuss epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis as well as management of menopausal HFs.
Got Meno-gut? How to Lose the Belly Menopause Brings
Menopause is defined as permanent irreversible cessation of menses brought by decline in ovarian follicular activity. Hormonal alteration results in various physical, psychological, and sexual changes in menopausal women. Associated dermatological problems can be classified as physiological changes, age-related changes, changes due to estrogen deficiency and due to hormone replacement therapy.
Arch Intern Med. Logistic regression was used to identify characteristics associated with symptoms at baseline and after 3 years of follow-up. Women were more likely to have baseline symptoms if they were less educated odds ratio [OR], 1. Hot flushes were also associated with higher body mass index OR, 1.