Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome

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Tuomikoski , P & Savolainen-Peltonen , H 2017 , ' Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome ' , Maturitas , vol. 97 , pp. 61-65 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.12.010

Title: Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome
Author: Tuomikoski, Pauliina; Savolainen-Peltonen, Hanna
Contributor: University of Helsinki, HUS Gynecology and Obstetrics
University of Helsinki, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date: 2017-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Maturitas
ISSN: 0378-5122
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/236409
Abstract: A vast majority of menopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, the mean duration of which may be up to 7-10 years. In addition to a decreased quality of life, vasomotor symptoms may have an impact on overall health. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic overdrive in turn is associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Menopausal hot flushes have a complex relationship to different features of the metabolic syndrome and not all data point towards an association between vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. Thus, it is still unclear whether vasomotor symptoms are an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Research in this area is constantly evolving and we present here the most recent data on the possible association between menopausal vasomotor symptoms and the metabolic syndrome. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Hot flushes
Sympathetic overactivity
Menopause Metabolic syndrome
Blood pressure
Insulin resistance
Obesity
Adipokines
MENOPAUSAL HOT FLASHES
POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN
RISK-FACTORS
INSULIN-RESISTANCE
MIDLIFE WOMEN
ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION
ASSOCIATION
LEPTIN
HEALTH
TRANSITION
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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