Posted on Dec 13, 2008 | Comments 0
Most of the women consider heart disease as man’s disease, which means only males are at higher risk of developing heart disease.
But in reality, according to health experts, women, particularly menopausal women are at higher risk of developing heart disease.
How can a menopause woman develop heart disease?
Menopause brings lots of changes in your body and also changes the levels of fat in your blood. These fats are sources of fuel for all cells in your body and determine cholesterol count in your blood. So, when the levels of bad cholesterol or unhealthy cholesterol increase, it can increase your risk of heart disease.
Even, the changes in estrogen levels or estrogen deficiency in your body is directly linked with increase of unhealthy cholesterol. As a result, you can certainly develop heart disease, when you are in menopausal stage.
Is there any way to prevent?
Healthy lifestyle is very essential for menopausal women to prevent heart problems. One thing that every menopausal woman should remember is, the more you weigh, the higher will be your chances to develop heart disease. So, calculate your ideal weight using BMI or any other methods and maintain healthy body weight.
Regular exercises, balanced diet, control of other medical conditions, keeping away from excess alcohol intake and smoking can help you long way to prevent heart diseases in menopausal stage.
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