What’s Going on with Your Heart
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