Hidden, High Blood Pressure

  • European research on middle-aged women, aged 40 and up
  • High blood pressure "written off" by doctors & women as menopausal symptoms, or "stress"
  • Onset of menopause often coincides with higher BP
  • Similar symptoms include: Hot flashes, insomnia, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, headaches, and shortness of breath
  • As estrogen is depleted, protection erodes
  • High BP is anything above 120/80
  • Medication and exercise essential: don't drink, and don't delay proper treatment.

Learn more at: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/high-blood-pressure-in-women-often-written-off-as-menopausal-symptoms