Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: September | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 47-51
Study of Electrocardiography and Its Correlation with Lipid Profile in Postmenopausal Women
Sunita Ingale1, Anupriya Deshpande2
1Assistant professor, 2Associate professor, Department of physiology, PIMS and R, Urun-Islampur
Corresponding Author: Dr Anupriya Deshpande
Menopause is a physiological event in every women’s life which is characterized by hormonal changes. Menopause occurs between late 40’s and early 50’s. Menopause is defined as the time of cessation of ovarian function resulting in permanent amennorhoea. It takes twelve months of amenorrhea to confirm that menopause has set in; therefore it is a retrospective diagnosis. . During menopause there is fall in serum levels of estrogen and progesterone. After menopause there is increase in fat mass and change in lipid storage in central part of body. Menopause increases the risk of ischemic heart disease. There is increased risk for cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women compared with premenopausal women. This can be attributed to significant plasma cholesterol lowering action of Estrogen..Postmenopausal women are particularly at risk due to loss of protective effect of estrogen on cardiovascular disease. By adapting healthy life style and with help of exercise there may be reduction in cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. This study intends for early diagnosis and primary prevention from cardiovascular diseases in postmenopausal women.
Key words: Postmenopause , Premenopause , Estrogen , Lipid Profile, Electrocardiography