It used to be thought that heart concerns were “men’s issues”. Unfortunately, women are now affected by heart problems equally as men.
However, what’s worse is that women in menopause are at an even GREATER RISK for heart problems than men!
The Link Between Menopause & Blood Pressure
If you know me, then you’re familiar with the fact I believe so much of the way you look and feel is based on your genetics and hormones. This is probably why I’m an Endocrinology doctor – which is the “study of hormones”.
As a woman’s natural estrogen levels and other female hormones decrease due to aging and menopause, her blood pressure starts to increase.
This is a MAJOR PROBLEM because blood pressure is linked to serious health issues such as:
- Heart problems
- Blood sugar problems
- Kidney & renal failure
… all of which can shorten a woman’s lifespan by 10 to 20 years or more!
It Gets Worse…
What’s even scarier is that bad blood pressure levels often give you no visible symptoms.
It’s a MYTH that people with blood pressure will experience symptoms, like nervousness, sweating, headaches, nosebleeds or facial flushing.
If you ignore your blood pressure because you think a certain symptom or sign will alert you to the problem, you are taking a dangerous chance with your life.
This is a VERY important topic for me because I have a family history of blood pressure problems.
What really scared me personally at an early age, is that my grandfather died immediately with his FIRST and ONLY stroke.
My uncle was handicapped and paralyzed for the rest of his life, with his FIRST and ONLY stroke.
Thus – NO warnings. NO second chances. NO opportunity to make changes or improvements.
And this is why blood pressure is known as the “silent killer”.
Unfortunately, having “blood pressure problems” has become a “silent” epidemic… and that’s why I’ve put together this information for you today.
5 Simple & Proven Ways To Avoid & Reduce Menopause-Induced Blood Pressure Problems
- Take Your Blood Pressure Regularly
You need to take your blood pressure regularly. The goal is to have your reading 120/80 or lower.
- Better Diet, Include 5 Specific Foods
Of course, diet makes blood pressure problems better or worse. You want more healthy fats, fish, fiber, vegetables, lower carbs, and limited processed foods. And I think everyone knows this. However, I do have a special bonus video below about 5 best foods for supporting healthy blood pressure, naturally.
- Two Best Exercises
Exercise is great for better health, however, the two best forms of exercise for healthy blood pressure are brisk walking and resistance with weights (dumbbells, machines, cables, etc.). You don’t need much, 30 min, 3-4x a week is great for improving your hormones and reducing your stress.
- Avoid Taking Daily Painkillers
A report from the Harvard School of Medicine revealed that women taking painkillers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) increased their risk for blood pressure problems by almost 100%. So, take these drugs only as needed and definitely not daily or more than 3x weekly. Aspirin does not cause blood pressure problems, but it has its own set of negative side effects.
- Take Natural Herbs, Vitamins & Minerals
You don’t need to take harmful medications to have healthy blood pressure levels. Nature already has solutions that are proven to work and are safe. Herbs such as Hawthorne Berry, Grape Seed, Celery Seed, Pomegranate, and Lycopene extract… Along with Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, D3, B6, and a few others, will naturally support blood pressure and keep it in a healthy range.
- Take Your Blood Pressure Regularly