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    Are you at risk?
    editor_morgan posted:
    In addition to the hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings and fatigue, it seems as though perimenopausal women need to be aware of risk factors related to heart disease and stroke.

    New research shows that heart disease risk factors like elevated cholesterol levels and high blood pressure appear to increase before a woman goes through menopause, not after.

    It is important for a woman to pay close attention to her heart health during these very crucial years of her life. Pay close attention to your symptoms and consult a doctor about ways to monitor your cardiovascular health.

    Have you noticed more health related problems before, during or after menopause?

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