Menopausal Status Linked to Faster Lung Function Decline

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Menopausal Status Linked to Faster Lung Function Decline
Menopausal Status Linked to Faster Lung Function Decline

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Menopausal status is associated with accelerated lung function decline, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Kai Triebner, from the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues examined whether lung function decline is accelerated in women undergoing menopause. Serum samples, spirometry, and questionnaire data about respiratory and reproductive health were obtained from three study waves of the population-based longitudinal European Community Respiratory Health Survey (1,438 individuals). The researchers examined the correlation between menopausal status and lung function decline, adjusting for variables including age, height, weight, pack-years, current smoking, and age at completed full-time education.

The researchers found that there was a correlation between menopausal status and accelerated lung function decline. Compared with women menstruating regularly, transitional women and postmenopausal women had increases in the adjusted mean forced vital capacity decline of −10.2 and −12.5 ml/year, respectively. In transitional and postmenopausal women, the adjusted mean forced expiratory volume in one second decline increased by −3.8 and −5.2 ml/year, respectively.

"Lung function declined more rapidly among transitional and postmenopausal women, in particular for forced vital capacity, beyond the expected age change," the authors write. "Clinicians should be aware that respiratory health often deteriorates during reproductive aging."

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

Medicaid Expansion Ups Preemptive Listing for Kidney Transplant

From pre- to post-expansion period, 59 percent relative increase in Medicaid-covered preemptive listings

BCG Vaccine Tied to Reduced Hyperglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes

BCG Vaccine Tied to Reduced Hyperglycemia in Type ...

Systemic shift in glucose metabolism from oxidative phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients

Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With ...

Additional training, reimbursement may foster these critical conversations, authors say

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »