menstruation, preg., PE, and arterial stiffness

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Re : menstruation, preg., PE, and arterial stiffness

Postby alviarin » Wed Apr 29, 2009 06:58 pm

Interesting. Hypothyroidism, even at sub-clinical levels, may increase arterial stiffness as well.

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menstruation, preg., PE, and arterial stiffness

Postby caryn » Wed Apr 29, 2009 02:23 pm

We conclude that systemic arterial stiffness undergoes major changes during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy and that preeclampsia is associated with greater and more prolonged increases in arterial stiffness. These effects may contribute to adverse cardiovascular outcomes of pregnancy and preeclampsia...

Stupid hormones.

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