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Protect your heart at Menopause with Women’s HRT

Postby KristenSwan on Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:26 am

If you are in your 40s, you probably have considered undergoing hormone replacement therapy. As you reach menopause age which is usually between 45 to 55, you experience symptoms such as sexual pain, night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness and more. This forces women to give more serious consideration to hormone replacement therapy option.

Just a few years ago, almost every woman who went through menopause was automatically given a prescription for estrogen along with progestin (a female hormone). HRT was a standard treatment to alleviate the symptoms of menopause.

However, over the years, there have been major health concerns raised about Hormone Replacement Therapy and its potential risks to women’s heart.

Is hormone replacement therapy safe for heart?

How are cardiovascular diseases associated with menopause?
Estrogen helps in protecting a woman’s body against cardiovascular diseases.
Menopause can bring changes in the walls of blood vessels which can cause blood clots and plaque.
It can also cause changes in the level of fats (lipids) in the blood.
It also increases fibrinogen (a substance that is responsible for causing blood clots). An increase in fibrinogen is directly associated with heart disease and stroke.
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