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Shift Workers Causes this Surprising Health Hazard

Literature review has shown that shift work involves an alteration in so many physiological systems. Moreover these system malfunction causes many health hazards. Shift workers have increased risks for cardiovascular disease and diabetes and now we think this may be due to other factors.

A new study from Canada shows that women who perform shift work undergo later menopause.

While in some ways having menopause later might seem ‘youthful’ a later menopause can cause some health risks by increasing breast cancer risk.

When we assess the consequences of shift work what we want to know are all the ways it disrupts your heath: Are you eating poorly because of not enough meal prep time? Are you getting enough total sleep? Are you exercising enough?

Many women who do shift work have had other health issues, if you have questions about where in the menopausal transition you are, come in to discuss with us.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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