I didn't mean to take away from Kay's post - but since you "asked" -
None of the blood tests have proven positive for any of the usually associated disorders. I used to be high average cholesterol (only once peaked above 218) but have been on lipitor for over a year and it's been 135. I am 5'3", 92 lbs., never smoked, never drank alcohol more than a small glass 2-3 x/yr. Had cataracts removed at 44 yo. No one knew why they grew. Opth. said they were consistency assoc with some muscular dystrophy that I don't have. The carotid that I had grafted completely closed within a few months. No one knows why. etc. etc. The only thing that any one has come up with is premature aging. Again, they don't know why and it hasn't been pursued so I figure it wasn't pursueable. I did have a complete hysterectomy at 29. Sometimes I wonder if the early menopause triggered early aging. Any evidence in your literature?
Posted by CCF Neuro[P] MD, RPS on April 15, 1999 at 21:17:25
Sorry there is no data in the literature concerning menopause and athrosclerosis. If there is data, I am just not aware of it.
CCF Neuro[P] MD