Menopause at Early Age – A Sign of Risk to Heart

Menopause at Early Age – A Sign of Risk to Heart"If physicians know a patient has entered menopause before her 46th birthday, they should be extra vigilant in making recommendations and providing treatments to help prevent heart attacks and stroke", said Assistant Professor Dr. Dhananjay Vaidya from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He along with his colleagues at the department of general internal medicine has discovered that women who enter the stage of menopause early are at high risks of getting a heart disease. First of all, smokers should keep this mind, they suggest.

It is being said that smoker women generally reach menopause, commonly seen in the 45-55 age group, two years prior to their counterparts. Thus, they should attempt to quit their evil habit, which might delay their menopause, while preventing the risks for many other illnesses, like lung problems as well.

The team is worried due to the statistics related to smoking. It has been found that on an average, women take 7 cigarettes a day, while their male counterparts 6.1. While raising coronary heart risks, they are more likely to suffer a stroke as well.

Published in the journal Menopause, the study suggests women should not leave any chance of causing a possible delay in their menopause.