Social support may not ease menopause symptoms

People in menopause experiencing upsetting stressful events are more likely to have worsened menopause symptoms—and the level of social support they receive doesn’t seem to moderate the impact on symptoms, according to a study published January 27, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Megan Arnot from the University College London, UK, and colleagues.

Menopause for many people comes with difficult physical symptoms, most frequently vasomotor symptoms (VMS). VMS affects about 70 percent of people undergoing and includes symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and cold sweats.

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