Severity of menopause symptoms could help predict CVD risk
The menopausal transition is associated with somatic symptoms and increased rates of depression, which can impair quality of life (QOL) and increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. This period is also associated with accelerated vascular aging (arterial stiffening and endothelial dysfunction), an antecedent to CVD.

The current study published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Arterial stiffness (carotid artery compliance), endothelial function (brachial artery flow-mediated dilation [FMD]), menopausal symptoms, depression and QOL were measured in 138 women

The results showed that vascular dysfunction across the stages of menopause was associated with greater frequency and severity of menopausal symptoms, and lower QOL, but not depression. The study concluded that mechanisms underlying these associations (eg, inflammation, oxidative stress) should be explored.

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Diet control , aerobic exercises& meditation will help to overcome the issues of menopause to some extent.
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