eISSN: 2299-0038
ISSN: 1643-8876
Menopause Review/Przegląd Menopauzalny
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Special Issues Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
 
1/2020
vol. 19
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Original paper

The relationship of menopausal symptoms with the type of menopause and lipid levels

Omer Demir
1
,
Mirac Ozalp
1
,
Hidayet Sal
1
,
Turhan Aran
1
,
Mehmet A. Osmanağaoğlu
1

1.
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Karadeniz Technical University Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey
Menopause Rev 2020; 19(1): 6-10
Online publish date: 2020/04/27
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Introduction
Many postmenopausal women experience hot flashes, night sweats, decreased sexual desire and vaginal dryness. In this study, we aimed to compare the menopause symptom levels of surgical menopause patients and natural menopause patients by using a Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and investigate whether there is a relationship between lipid levels and menopausal symptoms in surgical menopause patients.

Material and methods
This cross-sectional study was conducted on postmenopausal women who applied to the gynecology outpatient clinic. A total of 187 patients were analyzed. Of these,112 were the surgical menopause group and the remaining 75 were the natural menopause group. Total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides were measured by using an enzymatic color test. In order to evaluate the postmenopausal symptoms of postmenopausal women included in the study, the MRS questionnaire adapted to the Turkish population was used.

Results
Considering the results of the MRS of the two groups, the results of surgical menopause patients were found to be statistically significantly higher. The results were statistically significantly higher in both the total score and in the two subgroups(somatic and psychological subgroups)in the surgical menopause group. When the MRS results(subgroups and total score)of women in the surgical menopause group were classified as mild and severe, no statistically significant relationship was found between symptom severity and blood lipid levels.

Conclusions
In the surgically induced menopause group, it was shown by this study that menopausal symptoms were more severe than the natural menopause group. Unlike natural menopausal patients, no relationship was found between lipid levels and severity of menopausal symptoms in surgical menopausal patients.

keywords:

menopause, lipid levels, type of menopause, menopausal symptoms

Quick links
© 2020 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.
PayU - płatności internetowe