Heart health is important in menopause for several reasons. Menopause is a time when a woman’s Oestrogen levels decrease, which can affect cardiovascular health. Oestrogen has a protective effect on the heart and blood vessels by helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reducing inflammation, and improving blood vessel function. As a result, a decline in Ostrogen levels during menopause can increase a woman’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of death in women.
In addition, menopausal women may experience other changes that can impact heart health, such as weight gain and a decrease in physical activity. These changes can lead to an increase in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and insulin resistance, all of which can increase the risk of developing heart disease.
During the Menopause Couch© Course, we explore these risk factors, Healthy Heart Actions we can easily add into our lives and the tools to enjoyably implement them long term.