Menopause

Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…a strong link between statin use and diabetes. That study followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health Initiative and found that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study just released in 2015 in the journal…

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How Too Much Iron Harms Your Heart

…menstruating. Postmenopausal women lose the protection of regular menstrual iron reduction, and their iron levels have been found to rise steadily after menopause. To find out if your iron levels are healthy, ask your doctor to perform a special iron test called serum ferritin. Ideally, you want your iron level…

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Menopause and High Blood Pressure

Discover the connection between menopause and high blood pressure, as well as how menopausal women can protect from and reduce high blood pressure. If you’re a woman, chances are you do a monthly breast exam. But when is the last time you checked your blood pressure? It used to be thought that hypertension…

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Lutein Supplements are Critical for Eye Health

…bodies can’t manufacture it and lutein levels decline with age. Plus, lutein levels tend to be lower in people with blue eyes, smokers, and post-menopausal women. The good news is that lutein is transported to our retinas in the same proportions that it’s found in our blood. So, eating more lutein…

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Bone-Building Drugs are Causing Broken Bones

Along with hot flashes, night sweats, and loss of libido, many women have to worry about bone loss when they reach menopause. Osteoporosis is a common effect of menopause that, fortunately, can be prevented. However, mainstream medicine would have you believe that prevention is as easy as taking a pill…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…have heart attacks. Not only do they lose the protection of regular menstrual iron depletion, their iron blood levels begin to rise steadily after menopause, more than doubling between 55 and 65, and even more after that. If you are a postmenopausal woman, please be sure to have your doctor or holistic…

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Folate Reduces Blood Pressure In Women

…women and for overall heart health. Many people aren't aware that women have a higher hypertension risk than men. This risk is especially high with menopause and high blood pressure. Luckily, folate is a supplement that specifically helps women reduce blood pressure. A study published in the Journal of…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Level

…your fibrinogen level if any close relative has coronary atherosclerosis. Additionally, women who smoke, take oral contraceptives, or are post-menopausal usually have higher fibrinogen levels and should also get this simple test done. The healthy range is 180–350 mg/dL. Tips to Maintain Healthy Fibrinogen…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…to keep your blood flowing as it should… Health Benefits of Resveratrol Studied In an Australian study of overweight hypertensive men and post-menopausal women, researchers monitored resveratrol’s effect on the brachial artery, the major artery of the upper arm. Impaired blood flow in this vessel…

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