Health Topics

“While you may have had normal blood pressure most of your life, your chances of developing high blood pressure increase considerably after menopause”. Read more

“Heart failure means your heart isn’t pumping blood around your body as well as it should. It doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working, however you may need support to…”. Read more

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths”. Read more

“A cardiac arrest is when your heart suddenly stops pumping blood around your body. When your heart stops pumping blood, your brain is starved of oxygen”. Read more

“You may wonder: If I have just one risk factor for heart disease—say, I’m overweight or I have high blood cholesterol—aren’t I more or less “safe”? Unfortunately, no”. Read more

“Heart disease increases with age, including during and after menopause. In middle age women tend to develop more risk factors for heart disease, in part due to…”. Read more

“While some risk factors cannot be changed, others can be controlled or modified to create a more heart-healthy lifestyle by…”. Read more

“Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty material (atheroma) inside your arteries. It is what causes most heart attacks and strokes”. Read more

“If you are struggling with menopause symptoms but worry about the potential risks of hormone therapy, talk with your doctor to put your personal risk into perspective”. Read more

“Some women who are going through the menopause may be more aware of their heart beating, or might feel as though their heart is racing. These are called palpitations”. Read more