So what's the connection between hearthealth and menopause? laineseaton DrNieca nyulangone
Dr. Goldberg's responses have been lightly edited for clarity and length.With all of the attention on COVID-19 these days, it's easy to forget that there are other health issues putting women at risk. In particular, heart disease poses a formidable threat to women, especially after menopause.In fact...
HealthyWomen: How does heart disease present itself in women?Nieca Goldberg: In women, we find that the typical symptoms of heart disease or attack include tightness or pressure in the chest, shortness of breath, upper abdominal pressure, fatigue and fainting or collapse. Before this, when it comes to heart muscle problems, common symptoms include weakness and fatigue, swelling of the legs or the inability to lie flat.
HealthyWomen: Does the absence of estrogen put women at a greater risk for heart disease, and if so, why?Nieca Goldbergincrease weight gainand raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides. These are common risk factors for heart disease. However, low estrogen is not the determining factor. Menopausal women who lead a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise can definitely lower their risk for heart disease.
HealthyWomen: What other factors can contribute to cardiovascular disease following menopause?Nieca Goldberg Read more: HealthyWomen.org »
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