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Vasomotor symptoms and menopause: findings from the Study of Women's Health across the Nation.

Abstract

Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), or hot flashes and night sweats, are often considered the cardinal symptoms of menopause. SWAN, one of the largest and most ethnically diverse longitudinal studies of the menopausal transition, has allowed unique insights into VMS. Specifically, SWAN has helped yield important information about the prevalence of, racial/ethnic differences in, risk factors for, and implications of VMS for midlife women's mental and physical health. We have reviewed the literature on VMS, emphasizing findings that have emerged from SWAN and new areas of inquiry in the area of VMS.

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    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. thurstonrc@upmc.edu

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    MeSH

    Affective Symptoms
    Body Temperature Regulation
    Bone Density
    Cardiovascular Diseases
    Female
    Health Behavior
    Health Surveys
    Hot Flashes
    Humans
    Menopause
    Obesity
    Quality of Life
    United States
    Women's Health

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21961716

    Citation

    Thurston, Rebecca C., and Hadine Joffe. "Vasomotor Symptoms and Menopause: Findings From the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation." Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, vol. 38, no. 3, 2011, pp. 489-501.
    Thurston RC, Joffe H. Vasomotor symptoms and menopause: findings from the Study of Women's Health across the Nation. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011;38(3):489-501.
    Thurston, R. C., & Joffe, H. (2011). Vasomotor symptoms and menopause: findings from the Study of Women's Health across the Nation. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, 38(3), pp. 489-501. doi:10.1016/j.ogc.2011.05.006.
    Thurston RC, Joffe H. Vasomotor Symptoms and Menopause: Findings From the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2011;38(3):489-501. PubMed PMID: 21961716.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Vasomotor symptoms and menopause: findings from the Study of Women's Health across the Nation. AU - Thurston,Rebecca C, AU - Joffe,Hadine, PY - 2011/10/4/entrez PY - 2011/10/4/pubmed PY - 2012/2/23/medline SP - 489 EP - 501 JF - Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America JO - Obstet. Gynecol. Clin. North Am. VL - 38 IS - 3 N2 - Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), or hot flashes and night sweats, are often considered the cardinal symptoms of menopause. SWAN, one of the largest and most ethnically diverse longitudinal studies of the menopausal transition, has allowed unique insights into VMS. Specifically, SWAN has helped yield important information about the prevalence of, racial/ethnic differences in, risk factors for, and implications of VMS for midlife women's mental and physical health. We have reviewed the literature on VMS, emphasizing findings that have emerged from SWAN and new areas of inquiry in the area of VMS. SN - 1558-0474 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21961716/full_citation L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0889-8545(11)00070-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -