Menopause as well as your Heart


Mayo Clinic Minute: Women, estrogen and heart disease

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Menopause and the Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

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Heart Disease and Menopausal Women

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5 ways to stop heart palpitations during menopause

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Taking Estrogen After Menopause: What You and Your Heart Need to Know

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Menopause & You: Heart Issues

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How menopause affects your heart & tips to keep it healthy

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Once a woman reaches the age of 50, about the age of natural menopause, her risk for heart disease increases dramatically. In young women who have undergone early or. Are Heart Palpitations a Symptom of Menopause?

Symptoms of menopause. Palpitations feel like your heart is beating much faster than usual, almost as if you’ve been Causes of palpitations. During menopause, levels of the hormone estrogen rise and fall.

By the end of menopause, your Seeing a. Menopause and Heart Disease Heart disease risk rises for everyone as they age, but for women symptoms can become more evident after the onset of menopause. Menopause does not cause cardiovascular diseases.

8 Signs Your Heart Is Changing During Menopause Estrogen Drops, and Your Body Responds. High blood presure When estrogen levels drop, your heart and blood vessels Symptoms of Heart Disease. With menopause, factors conspire to change a woman’s risk for heart disease, Foody says. Heart Disease. Yes, heart disease is related to menopause.

That’s because estrogen changes the walls of your blood vessels, which then make it easier for plaque and blood clots to form. Estrogen also changes the level of fats (lipids) in your blood. And it increases something called fibrinogen, which is a substance that helps your blood clot.

Low oestrogen can increase cholesterol levels, which can further increase your risk of developing heart and circulatory disease. Menopause can cause palpitations (feeling your heart beating faster than usual) due to the changing hormone levels. This can sometimes happen during hot flushes. Palpitations are usually harmless.

Early menopause and heart disease risk. One in 100 women experience early. Women who entered menopause between ages 40 and 44 were 40% more likely to have a heart condition, Mishra added.

Previous research has shown a link between early menopause and fatal heart problem. Cardiovascular disease includes many conditions, such as myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, hypertension, stroke, and valvular heart disease. Menopause and CVD risk After menopause, a woman’s risk of CVD increases (especially after age 65), and ultimately more women die.

Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease than men do. But as women age, and their estrogen levels decline after menopause, their risk of heart disease increases. In the 1980s and 1990s, experts advised older women to take estrogen and other hormones to keep their hearts healthy.

They include: reducing caffeine intake by drinking less coffee and other caffeine-heavy drinks cutting back or avoiding stimulants, such as cigarettes and alcohol practicing relaxation techniques, such as yoga, mindfulness, and breathing exercises.

List of related literature:

Many women experience functional heart palpitations due to hormonal and emotional triggers at menopause, while many others find that blood pressure and cholesterol become elevated following menopause.

“Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 3: Endocrinology, including the Adrenal and Thyroid Systems, Metabolic Endocrinology, and the Reproductive Systems” by Jill Stansbury
from Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 3: Endocrinology, including the Adrenal and Thyroid Systems, Metabolic Endocrinology, and the Reproductive Systems
by Jill Stansbury
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019

I have not so far said anything about my own experience of menopause, but here, at the end of my book, is perhaps the place for it.

“The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause” by Susan Mattern
from The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause
by Susan Mattern
Princeton University Press, 2019

But you can keep your heart healthy even after menopause.

“Menopause For Dummies” by Marcia L. Jones, Theresa Eichenwald, Nancy W. Hall
from Menopause For Dummies
by Marcia L. Jones, Theresa Eichenwald, Nancy W. Hall
Wiley, 2011

The incidence of heart disease rises after menopause, because lowdensity lipoproteins, which carry cholesterol into body cells (including blood vessels), increase.

“Leifer's Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book” by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book
by Gloria Leifer, Lisa Keenan-Lindsay
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

As women experience menopause, they are starting to lose bone mass and their risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) increase as their cholesterol levels rise after menopause.

“The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions” by Lauren L. Patton, American Dental Association
from The ADA Practical Guide to Patients with Medical Conditions
by Lauren L. Patton, American Dental Association
Wiley, 2012

There is some evidence that women may be more protected from atherosclerosis before menopause [35], which is supported by the observation that women who have hormonal (estrogen) disturbances due to PCOS develop atherosclerosis and subsequent MI earlier in life [145, 146].

“Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function” by Peter L. M. Kerkhof, Virginia M. Miller
from Sex-Specific Analysis of Cardiovascular Function
by Peter L. M. Kerkhof, Virginia M. Miller
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Menopause is associated with a severe decline in estrogen levels that may worsen cardiac risk factors.

“Encyclopedia of Women's Health” by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
from Encyclopedia of Women’s Health
by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic
Springer US, 2004

The symptoms of menopause are caused by the loss of the ovarian source of estrogen and include thinning of the vaginal epithelium, decreased vaginal secretions, decreased breast mass, accelerated bone loss, vascular instability (“hot flashes”), and emotional lability.

“Physiology, E-Book” by Linda S. Costanzo
from Physiology, E-Book
by Linda S. Costanzo
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

One might say that it is aging that causes CAD, not menopause; estrogen just delays the aging of the cardiovascular system until later in life.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

Research also has shown that the decrease in estrogen as a result of natural and surgical menopause is associated with these changes in serum lipid profiles (blood cholesterol levels).33

“New Dimensions In Women's Health” by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions In Women’s Health
by Linda Alexander, Judith LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2009

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  • Thank you for the info it help me a lot, i suffer from heart palpitation, i notice it happens mostly, when my meanstruation is coming,or during my meanstrution day, im 45, preminopause, ill take kalms tablet if its really worst, but i can handle it, im not worrying because i know is a part of my preminopause symptoms

  • Is there a connection between menopause and difficulty eating fried food, fatty food and meat? I know pregnant women have periods where food they normally eat make them nauseous. Is it the same with menopause?

  • I love your videos, they’re very helpful. My only problem is that it seems that menopause and my coffee addiction really don’t mesh well together. ��. Thanks for your help

  • I had a panic attack today in the car, first time in ages. I had to pull over, thought I was a gonner this time. I made it into town but was shaking like hell and had a good old sob when I got home. It still catches you out dosent it? How ever well you understand it. We know it’s the adrenaline that is up and down, would it be worth taking Beta Blockers for this? I find it usually happens when stressed or after eating dinner. An ex boyfriend of mine was given beta blockers for panic attacks. The HRT dosent seem to be resolving this symptom.


  • Getting it alot just comes in the middle of the night like a rush hour even in the morning �� then relax the n it goes slowly away true I’m alot stress so true thanks dear ��❤️

  • Thank you so much!! It was the coffee!! I stopped drinking coffee about 5 years ago. I was craving a cup, drank two and about 2-3 hours later I thought I was going to have a heart attack or stroke. I had chest pain that lasted about 5 hours. Also suffered with heart palpitations.

  • I honestly didn’t know Menopause and hormones play big role in heart attack or impact on heart�� I learnt the hard way few days ago������ had a heart attack and had stent put in�� I was dieting for 2 yrs and lost 30kilos. Never thought I would have heart problem ������

  • Thanks for another great video. Could you do a video on husband care during the transition.
    When I talk to my hubby about it, he seems to be wanting to understand, and at the same time, hoping this will go away.
    How can we include our partners in this journey without overwhelming them?
    I sometimes feel very pathetic. I don’t want to turn so self-centered, but I am also struggle with RA type symptoms.
    Praying I get some health care soon, to diagnose and treat some of the symptoms that are erroding my quality of life.
    Love you and thanks.