Early Estrogen Loss Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women
The relationship between estrogen levels and heart health makes it particularly important for clinicians to be aware of those patients who might be at risk for cardiovascular disease despite not having other traditional risk factors, according to a presentation Oct. 12 at the North American Menopause Society annual meeting in Atlanta.
@papiya Menopause at an early age, particularly under the age of 40, matters. Surgical menopause makes a difference to cardiovascular health as well, she said. In women under age 35, for example, the risk of a nonfatal heart attack in those with a bilateral oophorectomy was 7.7 times greater than in women who retained both ovaries and their uterus, and 1.5 times greater in women who had a hysterectomy without bilateral oophorectomy.