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Friday, March 4, 2011

One reason to love your hot flashes...





Stumbled into this article...
so... 
let's share


It seems like the cruelest joke Mother Nature could play -- wrapping up years of period negotiating just to make women experience sudden-onset sweating, flushed faces and discomfort all in one hot flash.


Nearly three-quarters of women experience menopause-related hot flashes that can range from sensations of mild warmth to rapid heart rate and perspiration and, in some extreme cases, faintness and dizziness. A new study says, despite these disrupting symptoms, having hot flashes could be a good sign for women.


Extensive research conducted by a Northwestern endocrinologist and two Harvard doctors recently found that women who experience hot flashes and night sweats may be at lower risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death.


Previous research suggested that these symptoms of menopause actually were indicators that a woman had an upped risk of high blood pressure and cholesterol, the study's lead author, Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz, said. Because hot flashes are caused by unstable blood vessels, there's been the assumption that other vascular problems could follow. The study, however, paints a very different picture.


Researchers reviewed records from 60,000 women who participated in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study for ten years, culling information to determine if there is a link between menopause symptoms and heart risks. The results were published in this week in the journal Menopause (wow, there's a whole journal dedicated to menopause?


We found that women who experienced symptoms when they began menopause had fewer cardiovascular events than those who experienced hot flashes late in menopause or not at all," said Szmuilowicz. "Hot flashes will never be enjoyable, but perhaps these findings will make them more tolerable."


So sisters...
Don't worry...be happy ...
Remember the keyword: 
Never enjoyable but tolerable


Who??? Me???
Well...
Kak Hazeleyed not yet reach this stage...(:(:(:
Cheers.





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