Karakteristik Karakteristik Menstruasi , Kadar Kolesterol Dan Lemak Visceral Pada Remaja Obesitas

  • Zuraidah Zuraidah Poltekkes Kemenkes medan
Keywords: adolescent obesity; menstrual characteristics; cholesterol; visceral fat


Obesity is a crucial health issue for women of reproductive age that resulted in worse effects. This condition associate with irregular menstrual cycles. This study aimed to determine the characteristics of menstruation (cycle and duration), cholesterol, and visceral fat levels of obese adolescents in SMAN 6 Kota Pematangsiantar. This research was descriptive, conducted on 52 adolescent girls who have experienced menstruation for more than one year since their first menstruation with obesity condition. Held in May - November 2017, all data presented in the form of descriptive analysis. Measurement of obesity and visceral fat levels were measured using the Karada Scan HBF-375, menstrual data obtained using a questionnaire, cholesterol levels using Easy touch GCU. The length of menstruation less than three days was 53.8%, irregular menstrual cycles were 61.5%, normal cholesterol levels were 51.9%, normal visceral fat levels were 50%. Counseling adolescents about obesity prevention for reproductive health and further research on the relationship between cholesterol and visceral fat levels with the menstrual cycle diet on levels is needed.