National Women’s Health Week in the United States kicked off “on Mother’s Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018”.

At the same time we are menopausal it is important for us to continue with our health checkups. In Health After Menopause the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:

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“At the same time you are menopausal there are a lot of other areas of your health to keep an eye on. It is important to keep up Pap smear tests, breast checks, watch your diet, blood pressure and cholesterol to ensure good cardiovascular health. After menopause, changes to the spread of body fat and body shape increases risk of cardiovascular disease and lower levels of oestrogen also increases the risk of bladder weakness and osteoporosis”.

Apart from May being National Women’s Health Week, May is also American Stroke Month in the United States.

Cardiovascular disease – heart disease and stroke – “does not just affect men”. In CVD and Women – Facts and Tips the World Heart Federation explain:

Meno Martha and Women’s Health CheckupsMeno Martha and Women’s Health Checkups“Cardiovascular disease (CVD) does not just affect men, and in some instances its effects can be worse in women. It is the number one killer of women, with over two million premature deaths each year. The good news is that most cardiovascular diseases are preventable”.

In Know Your Numbers? They Could Just Save Your Life Go Red for Women elaborate on:

“Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index).

Your heart depends on it”.

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Last Updated: 01 February 2019 – Last Revised: 14 May 2018
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