Thursday, April 22, 2010
Younger Women Prone to Heart Disease
Researchers from the University of Adelaide, reports the Australian Associated Press,
claimed to have identified the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as a trigger of heart problems. Whereas, previously, this hormone imbalance disorders not suspected as the cause of heart disease in women.
"The level of blood clotting and vascular disorders seen in women with PCOS in this study is striking," said Alicia Chan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital cardiologist and a doctoral student at the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute.
"... The same as what we usually see in older aged patients and are known to have heart disease. It is important for us to understand PCOS relationship with risk factors for heart disease because nearly half of all patients with cardiovascular disease in Australia are women," he said .
PCOS seen in women with different body shapes so dismissed the myth that the disease attacks only women who are overweight. Cardiac disorders associated with PCOS and found recently occurred indiscriminately.
"This disease affects women in different shapes and sizes, including women's skinny," said Chan.
"This is the first study to indicate that PCOS is closely associated with an increased risk of heart disease and not associated with weight gain or diabetes," he said.
Larger studies will be undertaken to strengthen the findings. PCOS is a women's health problems resulting from the disruption of hormonal balance resulting in menstrual disorders and difficult to get pregnant. This disease affects 10 percent of women and can change their appearance.
Hormone balance disorders in this syndrome has no known cause for sure. One type of hormonal changes trigger changes in other types of hormones that cause changes in specific processes in the body.