Menopause Symptoms: Heart Disease & Important Warning Signs Most Women Miss

by Laura Ramirez on August 16, 2011

Menopause symptoms: heart disease is one of the biggest killers of post menopausal women. The problem is that most women ignore the warning signs. In most cases, they are aware of them, but they write them off to declining hormones as though they were merely symptoms instead of their body’s attempt to send them an important message.

For instance, what some women write off as heat stroke may actually be an urgent warning that they have heart trouble. Heart disease and heat stroke have symptoms in common such as sweating and dizziness, but only people with heart disease will experience chest pains when temperatures are extreme. If this describes you, get yourself to the doctor.ᅠ

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Menopause symptoms: heart disease symptoms may be ignored by women to their peril.

The confusion arises from a lack of awareness of heart disease, especially among post- menopausal women whose risk rises fourfold after menopause. “Women can hardly recognize the symptoms compared to men,” said the cardiologist , as “the former carryᅠout fewer physical activities, which commonly cause obvious symptoms such as angina and chest pain.”

She added: “The gender ratio of heart disease patients is four men and one woman before menopause. After [menopause], the ratio becomes one and one.”
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Of all menopause symptoms, heart disease in women is probably the most dangerous ᅠbecause the symptoms are usually silent and often go ignored. If you experience shortness of breath, chest pain, dizzyness or heart palpitations, don’t just write it off as another symptom of menopause that will pass with time. Instead, get yourself to the doctor for a checkup. It might just save your life.

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