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Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome.
Maturitas 2017; 97:61-65M

Abstract

A vast majority of menopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, the mean duration of which may be up to 7-10 years. In addition to a decreased quality of life, vasomotor symptoms may have an impact on overall health. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic overdrive in turn is associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Menopausal hot flushes have a complex relationship to different features of the metabolic syndrome and not all data point towards an association between vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. Thus, it is still unclear whether vasomotor symptoms are an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Research in this area is constantly evolving and we present here the most recent data on the possible association between menopausal vasomotor symptoms and the metabolic syndrome.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Electronic address: tuomikoski.pauliina@gmail.com.University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland; Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 00029 Helsinki, Finland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28159064

Citation

Tuomikoski, Pauliina, and Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen. "Vasomotor Symptoms and Metabolic Syndrome." Maturitas, vol. 97, 2017, pp. 61-65.
Tuomikoski P, Savolainen-Peltonen H. Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. Maturitas. 2017;97:61-65.
Tuomikoski, P., & Savolainen-Peltonen, H. (2017). Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. Maturitas, 97, pp. 61-65. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.12.010.
Tuomikoski P, Savolainen-Peltonen H. Vasomotor Symptoms and Metabolic Syndrome. Maturitas. 2017;97:61-65. PubMed PMID: 28159064.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. AU - Tuomikoski,Pauliina, AU - Savolainen-Peltonen,Hanna, Y1 - 2017/01/10/ PY - 2016/12/03/received PY - 2016/12/16/accepted PY - 2017/2/5/entrez PY - 2017/2/6/pubmed PY - 2017/4/7/medline KW - Adipokines KW - Blood pressure KW - Hot flushes KW - Insulin resistance KW - Menopause KW - Metabolic syndrome KW - Obesity KW - Sympathetic overactivity SP - 61 EP - 65 JF - Maturitas JO - Maturitas VL - 97 N2 - A vast majority of menopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, the mean duration of which may be up to 7-10 years. In addition to a decreased quality of life, vasomotor symptoms may have an impact on overall health. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic overdrive in turn is associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Menopausal hot flushes have a complex relationship to different features of the metabolic syndrome and not all data point towards an association between vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome. Thus, it is still unclear whether vasomotor symptoms are an independent risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Research in this area is constantly evolving and we present here the most recent data on the possible association between menopausal vasomotor symptoms and the metabolic syndrome. SN - 1873-4111 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28159064/Vasomotor_symptoms_and_metabolic_syndrome_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378-5122(16)30403-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -