We live in an era during which occurrence of heart attack and stroke in young adults has become as common as a fracture or an injury. The lifestyle, eating styles and work scenarios contribute greatly towards such increase in risk of serious diseases and illnesses. Women take things to their heart more often, get stressed over multiple issues and are also burdened with the responsibility of multitasking and ensuring the smooth functioning of the household. The pressure of balancing between home and work exerts greater pressure on today’s young women owing to which their risk of heart attack and stroke too increases. That’s mostly due to eating out owing to lack of time to cook nutritious food, lack of time to exercise and take care of oneself. The risk doesn’t stop here but also leads to an early risk of menopause which brings along it a cascade of health consequences.
A Series of Health Hazards
Every woman fears the beginning of her first period cycle as well as the end of the last cycle as both are sure to bring about plenty of hormonal changes in her body which affect her mental and physical well-being greatly. Menopause is the permanent end of the period cycle which occurs between the age of 45 and 55 in women generally while the average age is around 51 years in most of them. This brings along it a great decrease in estrogen hormone which exists as the root cause for a number of problems such as abdominal fat, increase in weight and risk of diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Find tips on handling menopause with confidence and balancing estrogen levels with ease by visiting the website www.firsteatright.com. The increase in risk of cardiovascular problems made researchers to wonder whether the reverse of this is also true-whether the occurrence of an early heart attack or stroke increases the risk of an early menopause? A group of researchers collected data on 177,131 women from 9 different studies. Every woman was categorized into one of the different groups depending on the age in which they went into menopause classifying those who reached menopause before the age of 45 as “early.” Every woman’s medical history was studied for any incidence of cardiovascular events.
Results showed that women who suffered from some cardiovascular problem before the age of 35 were at a two-time greater risk of going into menopause by the age of 45 while those women who suffered from certain cardiovascular-related problem after 40 was likelier to get their menopause at the normal age of around 50 or 51 years. It is highly recommended that physicians raise an alarm to the woman involved on such a risk when she suffers from some heart-related problem as early menopause is equally dangerous, being a primary cause for higher risk of death, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. The only factor that still remains unclear is the ‘X’ factor in a cardiovascular event that causes early menopause or is it that early menopause is associated with lower estrogen levels which leads to an early cardiovascular event in such women? Hopefully, we get an answer to this question and also the solution for overcoming this risk in the near future. Until then it is the duty of every girl and woman to take care of her body by following a healthy diet, exercising regularly and staying away from the clutches of stress.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.