What’s Going on with Your Heart

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Recently, Barbara chatted with Dr. Margaret Nachtigall, Medical Director of Menopause Cheat Sheet and reproductive endocrinologist at NYU Langone Health, about the impact menopause has on women’s heart health. Below is a summary, of the conversation, but we really urge you to listen to the full discussion, so you don’t miss any details. Click here to hear.

FACT: 1 in 9 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women in the 45-64 age group will develop heart disease. That’s a scary thought and one that may leave you wondering what you need to know about menopause and heart health.

Quick story (in Barbara’s words): I was unprepared for the impact menopause had on my heart. I developed a non-life-threatening heart issue and vowed to never let heart disease be the cause of my premature demise. I ramped up my workouts and reassessed how I was managing stress, eating, and sleeping.

In this episode, Dr. Margaret walks us through the importance of heart health and its relation to menopause. We talk about modifying risk factors, as well as keeping an open mind about talking to your healthcare provider to see if estrogen therapy is right for you.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE



 

Authors

  • Barbara Hannah Grufferman

    The Menopause Cheat Sheet is a weekly newsletter focused on menopause and its impact on the long-term overall health and wellbeing of women over 40. It is created by Barbara Hannah Grufferman author (“Love Your Age” and “The Best of Everything After 50”) who focuses on successful aging, and Dr. Margaret Nachtigall, founding member of the North American Menopause Society, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Health, sought after speaker, and media expert on women’s health.

  • Dr. Margaret Nachtigall

    The Menopause Cheat Sheet is a weekly newsletter focused on menopause and its impact on the long-term overall health and wellbeing of women over 40. It is created by Barbara Hannah Grufferman author (“Love Your Age” and “The Best of Everything After 50”) who focuses on successful aging, and Dr. Margaret Nachtigall, founding member of the North American Menopause Society, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Health, sought after speaker, and media expert on women’s health.

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