Menopause

Menopause and High Blood Pressure

…, and other heart concerns, were “men’s issues” but did you know that women, particularly women in menopause, are at even greater risk for high blood pressure levels than a man? Menopause and High Blood Pressure As your natural estrogen levels wane, your blood pressure can climb. This is nothing…

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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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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. Now It's Your Turn: What do you…

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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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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…with cardiac arrhythmias are not in any danger. What Causes Cardiac Arrhythmia? Certain situations can trigger them, including the following: * Menopause, when hormone levels drop off * Depending on a person’s sensitivity, too much caffeine can set off skipped or rapid heartbeats * Excess sugar intake…

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Lp(a) and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

…diabetics and menopausal women with elevated levels due to lowered estrogen levels. This may be why the incidence of heart disease among menopausal women quadruples. Conversely, Lp(a) cholesterol decreases with estrogen replacement therapy. For this reason, it’s imperative that all menopausal and perimeno?pausal…

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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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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…findings were the result of a multi-year study which followed nearly 154,000 women in the Women’s Health initiative. What they found is that post-menopausal women taking certain types of statins had a 48 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers didn’t specify which types 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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