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Q. Does menopause increase the chances of heart attacks in women?

Answered by
Dr. Monica Mathur
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 11, 2022

Hi doctor,

I have successfully entered menopause as I do not have a period for a year, and I am 50-years-old. But now I fear a heart attack. I know the female hormone protects women from heart attacks, so I guess I will be low on it. So suggest to me all the imperative things that I should follow to keep my heart disease in check at this phase of my life.

Thank you.

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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

The risk of getting a heart attack becomes higher than in men, along with the risk of osteoporosis. You are supposed to take phytoestrogens and dairy products like milk and milk products. Binge less on fat and junk foods which may increase your cholesterol levels. Have regular check-ups of Papanicolaou test (PAP smear) done and regular exercise of either walking or yoga.

Thank you.


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