Monday , May 20 2024

Periods at a young age and irregular menstruation can cause diabetes, study reveals other factors


New Delhi: Diabetes and Cholesterol: Cases of diabetes and heart diseases are increasing rapidly. Both these conditions occur due to blood sugar, high blood pressure, obesity etc. Although lifestyle plays a very important role in these metabolic disorders, a recent study has highlighted another cause that is often overlooked. This study suggests that metabolic dysfunction may occur in women during their reproductive years.

What is metabolic dysfunction?

Metabolic dysfunction encompasses a number of conditions that substantially increase the risk of many chronic diseases. Metabolic dysfunction includes conditions like high blood pressure, high sugar levels, high body fat, high cholesterol levels, obesity. All these conditions increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke etc. to a great extent.

What is this study?

Some researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Center Institute tried to find a connection between women's reproductive age and metabolic function. This review found some evidence to suggest that certain reproductive characteristics increase the risk of chronic metabolic disease. These reproductive symptoms include early onset of menstruation, PCOD, irregular menstruation, excessive weight change during pregnancy, age of menopause and its symptoms, abnormal changes in fat and sugar levels during pregnancy. With the help of these reviews, diseases caused by metabolic dysfunction in women can be detected early and prevented from becoming more serious.

How can we protect ourselves?

    • To avoid these problems, it is very important to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Healthy Lifestyle Making healthy lifestyle changes is essential to control blood sugar levels, control BP and maintain weight.
    • Do not sit at one place for a long time. Following an active lifestyle can go a long way in preventing these chronic diseases. Therefore, try to keep yourself as active as possible. Take short breaks between work, exercise, play with a dog if you have one, or participate in a sporting activity.
    • Include healthy foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, nuts etc. in your diet. Reduce processed foods, high sugar and high salt in your diet.
  • Apart from this, drink plenty of water, get good sleep and try to control stress.