Menstruation: When did you get your first period? Usually these questions are asked by every gynecologist women. But research suggests that the same question should also be asked to a cardiologist i.e. a doctor who specializes in heart diseases. It may sound a bit strange, but in a study published last month in the Journal of American Heart Association, a shocking thing about periods has come to light. According to researchers, links have been found between those genes, which tell about the age of a woman at the time of first period and menopause. Research on women around the world Using genetic data from one million women worldwide, researchers say that a variety of reproductive factors have been found to be associated with a higher risk of problems such as atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke. According to the report, the risk of coronary artery disease was 1.49 times that of women whose genetics predicted a young age at first birth and 1.25 times that of stroke compared to those who did not have the gene variation. On the other hand, women whose genes predicted more than two births were 2.91 times more likely to develop atrial fibrillation. Women can control the risk but according to the data, women can modify the risk. Controlling body mass index, cholesterol levels and systolic blood pressure can reduce the risk of heart disease for women. Similarly, body mass index can affect women who may get their periods before the age of 12. Women cannot control their genetics. Researchers say that if the time of periods has come or the age of your first child is less then there is nothing to worry about. Health experts say that if we are going to save women’s lives, every woman needs to ask about menstruation as well as pregnancy when assessing her risk of heart disease and stroke.
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