Understanding Comorbidities in Gynecologic Diseases: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Health

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Reproductive and Developmental Biology".

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, ViaOlgettina 58-60, 20132, Milan, Italy
Interests: endometriosis; adenomyosis; infertility; IVF; ART; oocyte cryopreservation; embryo transfer; data analysis; statistics; epidemiology

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina 58-60, 20132, Milan, Italy
Interests: infertility; IVF; ART; oocyte cryopreservation; embryo transfer; endometriosis; cosmetic gynecology; hyaluronic acid; dyspareunia; vulvodynia
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Dear Colleagues,

Comorbidities in gynecologic diseases refer to the presence of additional health conditions that coexist with a primary gynecological disorder. These comorbidities can significantly impact the diagnosis, treatment, and management of gynecologic diseases. Common comorbid conditions include chronic pain disorders, such as endometriosis, which may coexist with irritable bowel syndrome or interstitial cystitis. Hormonal imbalances seen in conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be associated with metabolic syndrome, including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular risks. Mental health issues, including depression and anxiety, are also prevalent among women with chronic gynecological conditions. Addressing these comorbidities is crucial for holistic patient care, as they can affect the efficacy of treatments and overall quality of life.

Dr. Noemi Salmeri
Dr. Giovanni Buzzaccarini
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Keywords

  • women’s health
  • women’s disease
  • systemic diseases
  • comorbities
  • systemic approach
  • multi-organ

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Sleep, Mood, and Nutrition Patterns of Postmenopausal Women Diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder by Menopause Periods
by Cansu Kabadayı Demir, Sinem Bayram, Beril Köse, Esra Köseler Beyaz and Esen Yeşil
Life 2024, 14(6), 775; https://doi.org/10.3390/life14060775 - 19 Jun 2024
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Menopausal women experience changes in ovarian activity and fluctuating hormone levels. The aim of this study was to detect ongoing sleep and nutritional problems in postmenopausal women. This study was conducted with 62 postmenopausal women who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, [...] Read more.
Menopausal women experience changes in ovarian activity and fluctuating hormone levels. The aim of this study was to detect ongoing sleep and nutritional problems in postmenopausal women. This study was conducted with 62 postmenopausal women who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, were aged 42–64, were not dieting for at least 1 month, and had been using antidepressants for at least 6 months. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale–42 were used. Anthropometric measurements were taken and body composition analysis was performed. The prevalence of obesity and overweight were 12.9% and 71%, respectively. Hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swing were more common in those who had been through menopause for <5 years. Also, the PSQI, Depression, and Stress scores of those women were higher. Women who had been menopausal for ≥5 years had a higher BMI, waist/hip ratio, and fat mass and better sleep quality and lower daytime dysfunction according to the PSQI. Energy and fat intake were higher, while protein, vitamin C, and calcium intakes were lower in women who had been menopausal for ≥5 years. It is crucial for healthcare professionals to review approaches for early and late menopausal periods and to individualize treatment options, especially in patients whose symptoms persist. Full article
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