Are you a midlife woman feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or not sleeping? This can matter when it comes to our cardiovascular and heart health.

Meno Martha, Women and StressThe video What Women Need To Know About Stress, in the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) Video Series-2018, explains:

“In this latest video, What Women Need To Know About Stress, Dr. Shapiro interviews Dr. Rebecca Thurston, Director of the Women’s Biobehavioral Health Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh”.

Depending on the Source (DotS) the definition of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) may vary. In Cardiovascular Diseases the World Health Organization’s definition is:

“CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels and include coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, rheumatic heart disease and other conditions”.

In Health After Menopause: Cardiovascular Disease the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) elaborate on:

“Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men, but as women age and their oestrogen levels fall after menopause, their risk of cardiovascular disease increases”.

In Women and CVD – Facts and Tips: How To Protect Your Heart – Protect Your Heart the World Heart Federation explain and elaborate on:

Meno Martha, Women and Stress“Most of the major cardiovascular disease risks factors can be controlled. Here are a few tips on how to control those risks and protect your heart:

  • Get active…
  • Stop smoking and protect yourself from tobacco…
  • Maintain a healthy weight…
  • Know your numbers…
  • Eat healthily…
  • Know the warning signs
  • Carefully take your medication
  • Keep track of your achievements and progress…”.

In Stress Management the (United States) Go Red for Women include information about 3 Tips To Manage Stress.

In Stress Management the American Heart Association include Take Action To Control Stress, Tips To Lower Stress Infographic and the Fight Stress With Healthy Habits Infographic.

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Last Updated: 26 December 2018 – Last Revised: 24 September 2018
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