Women More Likely to Cause Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases After Menopause?
Jul 14,2023 | YILING
After menopause, why do cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases occur frequently?
Professor Hou Yunlong, head of the anti-aging Research Center of the National Key Laboratory, said in an interview on the prevention and treatment of age-related diseases: "After menopause, female hormones drop off the cliff, and the incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases increases more than 10 times." In other words, postmenopausal women lose the protection of estrogen, cholesterol metabolism is also different from the past, abnormal cholesterol level is an important risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, about half of myocardial infarction is related to dyslipidemia. "Bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol) is the culprit of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, "bad" cholesterol will be deposited in the heart or cerebrovascular intima, resulting in atherosclerosis. If left unchecked, plaques can form inside the blood vessels, which can affect blood flow. Plaque is like a "time bomb" in blood vessels, if unstable, it is easy to rupture, blocking the heart blood vessels leading to myocardial infarction, blocking the blood vessels leading to cerebral infarction. Once the acute attack of myocardial infarction and cerebral infarction, it will cause great threat to the patient's health, and even threaten life.
How to save "vascular aging"? Avoid cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseasesAcademician Zhang Yun of the Chinese Academy of Engineering pointed out that there is a saying in the medical field called "people and blood vessels live the same life." How to do "let 60-year-old people have a 30-year-old heart", not only requires us to do a good job of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment, but also to start with the study of human aging and vascular aging mechanisms, and ultimately find ways to delay and combat cardiovascular system aging. To this end, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine adopted bilateral ovariectomy + high-fat diet mouse model to simulate female postmenopausal arteriosclerosis, and observed the vascular protection effect of Bazi Bushen capsule. The results showed that Bazi tonifying kidney had anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptosis and lipid regulation effects, significantly reduced the levels of total cholesterol, triglyceride and low density lipoprotein, and significantly increased the levels of high density lipoprotein (anti-atherosclerotic lipoprotein, commonly known as good cholesterol), thus inhibiting the apoptosis of vascular endothelium, inhibiting the formation of atherosclerotic plaque and delaying vascular aging. At the same time, a paper entitled "Bazi Bushen capsule alleviates postmenopausal atherosclerosis through GPER1-dependent anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects" was published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, an authoritative international journal in the field of pharmacy. The paper pointed out that Bazi tonifying kidney can reduce lipid deposition, inhibit the expression of inflammatory molecules, prevent cell apoptosis, and reduce the formation of atherosclerotic lesions, and effectively alleviate postmenopausal atherosclerosis.
Lifestyle determines vascular health
Blood vessel aging slower, pay attention to blood lipid levels, especially low density lipoprotein cholesterol control within the normal range is very important; Control blood pressure; Control diabetes; Quit smoking; Increase aerobic exercise; Get good sleep; Reduce stress appropriately; Control your weight.
In the early to middle period of vascular aging, many people do not feel it, because blood vessel blockage has a certain degree of concealment, and when the body is uncomfortable, blood vessel stenosis is often very serious. Therefore, the absence of symptoms does not mean that blood vessels are healthy, so timely maintenance of blood vessels is important. Bazi Bushen capsule can inhibit the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and provide a new prevention and treatment idea for delaying vasc