10 Real Risks For Heart Disease In Women

HeartDiseaseRisksWhat is Heart Disease?

“Heart Disease” is difficult to narrow into one particular category. It is an umbrella term that can refer to defects in the heart or blood vessels present from birth, enlarged hearts, or inflammation in the lining of the heart. The kind of heart disease that is widely discussed in popular culture, however, is atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which is often directly linked to lifestyle habits like diet and an active lifestyle. This hardening of the arteries is what often leads to a heart attack or stroke.

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Dealing With The Emotional Impact Of Menopause

Menopause is a time of great hormonal fluctuations. When doctors measure hormone levels in perimenopause, the years just before the periods finally stop; they find that the levels can change markedly from day to day. This can lead to emotional upheaval that can last for several years.

This is a time when women are transitioning from being young and fertile to being middle-aged and infertile. This loss of fertility can be emotionally taxing over and above the hormonal changes menopausal women are experiencing. Continue reading “Dealing With The Emotional Impact Of Menopause”

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Key Factors In Weight Management After Menopause

Women tend to suffer from a difficulty in losing weight and some begin to gain weight after menopause.

30% of women ages 50 to 59 are not just overweight, but obese.

Risks of weight gain are well documented and include, high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, just to name a few. Increased weight around the waist poses even more risks and belly fat is more likely to increase after menopause, any measurement over 35 inches is of great concern.

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