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Panacea Journal of Medical Sciences


Menopause and the metabolic syndrome


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Author Details : Almeida Joylene

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2015

Article Page : 158-160


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Abstract

Menopause is the period in a woman’s life when she is undergoing hormonal and metabolic changes. Metabolic syndrome or syndrome X comprises of a set of cardiovascular risk factors: obesity, elevated blood pressure, hyperglycemia or insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. Menopause is the point in the timeline of a woman where she is exposed to risk factors for cardiac ill health. The preferential central pattern of fat deposition in obese post-menopausal women is associated with a higher risk of diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension and cardiac disease. Hormone therapy improves the altered lipid profile in women with metabolic syndrome and these effects are more pronounced in post-menopausal women. It is important to have more efforts for regular lipid screening and educational programs for a healthy life style for an obese post-menopausal woman.

Keywords
: Metabolic syndrome, Menopause, Hormone therapy.

How to cite : Joylene A, Menopause and the metabolic syndrome. Panacea J Med Sci 2015;5(3):158-160

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