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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


LUGONES BOTELL, Miguel; MACIDES GOMEZ, Yanisbel  and  MIYAR PIEIGA, Emilia. Climacteric syndrome associated with arterial hypertension in middle-aged females. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

A case-control study was conducted at the Family Physician's Office No. 5 of "26 de Julio" Teaching Polyclinic, in Playa municipality, from April 1 to June 30, 2006. It was started from the analysis of the categorization register aimed at identifying all the chronic essential hypertensive females aged 40-59. Per every categorized hypertensive female, a normotensive control with the same age and apparent race was selected to assess the manifestations of the climacteric syndrome in both groups. Diabetic females or with renal or central nervous system complications were excluded to avoid the incorporation of hypertensive females of secondary character. Those females with some type of artificial menopause were not included either. It was concluded that the manifestations of the climacteric syndrome were present in both groups, but basically in the hypertensive, and with significant differences in symptoms such as anxiety, headache, palpitations, irritability and cramps.

Keywords : Climacteric syndrome; arterial hypertension.

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