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The vasomotor symptoms and skin changes in natural menopause among Iranian women
Masoumeh Shohani, Mahboobeh Rasouli, Fatemeh Shohani, Kourosh Sayehmiri
Department of Psychology, Velayat First High School, Ilam, Iran , sayehmiri@razi.tums.ac.ir
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Introduction: Menopause is the most important event in middle-age. Women, in this period, face several changes. Vasomotor symptoms and skin changes are prevalent in the middle-age. This study, mainly, was performed identifying the vasomotor symptoms and skin changes in menopausal women.

Materials and methods: Study sample was consisted of 150 women who have visited the healthcare centers, experienced natural menopause as discontinuity of menstrual at least for 12-monthes. They have been selected randomly. Survey instruments were structured questionnaire, informational records, symptoms and signs checklist, centi-meter and balance and the data collecting method was through interview, observation, and examination. The data were analyzed using logistic regression.

Results: According to study results, skin warming and hotness (55.3%), hands and legs nipping (63.3%), hirsutism of pinion lip (27.3%), reduction of armpit hair (38%), acne (12%), Skin extenuation and wrinkling (51.3%) were reported. The most important point of the study is the significant relationship between amount of tea consumption and flushing severity (P=0.008, OR=3.18). Also, there was a significant relation between education and menopause duration, sleep disorders and severity of flushing, menopause duration and skin collagen reduction (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Skin and vasomotor changes is prevalent in these women. Flushing severity influenced by tea consumption, such that drinking more tea will decrease the flushing, is the start point of more researches in this field.

Keywords: Signs and Symptoms, Skin, Menopausal women, Vasomotor system
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Gynecology
Received: 2015/06/28 | Accepted: 2015/08/26 | Published: 2015/12/6

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