Know the facts about menopause and heart disease

February 2, 2015 7:08 AM

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Heart disease risk rises for everyone as they age, but, for women, symptoms can become more evident after the onset of menopause. While menopause is a natural part of aging for women, it’s important for women to consider how changes at this time in life might affect their cardiovascular and overall health.

While menopause itself is not a risk factor for cardiovascular heart disease, many complex hormonal changes take place during menopause and some of them have been linked to an increase in cardiovascular disease. For one, a decline in estrogen may be the biggest factor in increased risk for cardiovas...

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