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Menopause could damage your heart. What can you do about it?

It may not be a surprise that you have hot flashes, night sweats, or feel drier than usual “down there” during menopause, but your body can also let you know in more subtle ways. Specifically, by changing the health of your heart.

Every year, menopause hurts the hearts of one million women. When you haven’t had your period for a year, you’re said to have gone through menopause. During this time, your hormones usually change a lot.

Cardioologist Karishma Patwa, MD, of Manhattan Cardiology in New York City, shows you the link between menopause and heart health. Read on for heart-healthy tips backed by experts to keep your heart strong for longer. Read the article.