Women with severe PMS at higher risk of high blood pressure

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untitledA study found that women with moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome are more likely to develop high blood pressure.

A team led by Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, an epidemiologist at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, tracked 3500 women with PMS symptoms over 20 years and found that women with moderate to severe PMS were more likely to develop hypertension.

Premenstrual syndrome is usually diagnosed with mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, as well as depression.

It was found surprising that PMS is named as a new factor that has a close relationship with high blood pressure, adding to high BMI, smoking, and drinking.

However, there is a way to get away from the fear of hypertension even if you are suffering from severe PMS. The research found that severe PMS did not increase the risk of high blood pressure in women with high intakes of vitamin B1 and B2.

Original document available from http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=26&branch=NEWS&source=&category=lifenleisure.health&art_id=3863777
Translated by Heewon Kim