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Does menopause raise my chances of getting cardiovascular disease?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The risk of heart disease or cardiovascular disease increases after menopause.
Family history plays a role. Best chances of preventing heart disease are: maintain normal weight, exercise, don't smoke, keep blood pressure and cholesterol under check. Increasing evidence suggests that starting estrogen at the onset of menopause may help prevent heart disease.

In brief: Yes
The risk of heart disease or cardiovascular disease increases after menopause.
Family history plays a role. Best chances of preventing heart disease are: maintain normal weight, exercise, don't smoke, keep blood pressure and cholesterol under check. Increasing evidence suggests that starting estrogen at the onset of menopause may help prevent heart disease.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Menopause
Yes so that women's risk approaches that of men about 10years after.

In brief: Menopause
Yes so that women's risk approaches that of men about 10years after.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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