Women with irregular periods may be at risk for liver disease


A recent study has found a potential link between irregular menstrual cycles and an increased risk of liver disease in women. According to the research, those who have irregular periods – defined as periods that occur less than nine times or more than 35 times in a year – may have a higher chance of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compared to those with a regular cycle.

NAFLD is a common condition that can lead to liver damage if left untreated. While the exact cause of this disease is still unknown, it is believed that factors such as obesity, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure may contribute to its development. However, this new study suggests that hormone fluctuations caused by irregular periods may also play a role.

The study, which involved over 27,000 women, found that those with irregular periods were 37% more likely to develop NAFLD than those with regular periods. The researchers also noted that the risk of liver disease was highest among those who had irregular cycles and were overweight or obese.

While more research is needed to fully understand the link between irregular periods and liver disease, this study highlights the importance of monitoring menstrual cycles and taking steps to maintain a healthy weight. If you have irregular periods, it’s crucial to speak with your healthcare provider about potential health risks and ways to manage them. By taking proactive measures, you can help reduce your risk of developing serious health conditions like NAFLD.

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Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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