February is American Heart Month and how menopause affects the heart will be discussed by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Obstetrician/Gynecologist Rachel Cady, M.D., in a virtual presentation, “The Beat Goes on . . . Menopause and Heart Disease,” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Register to receive a link to the free seminar at https://form.jotform.com/220186072057148 .
Many women think that heart disease is a man’s disease, however, this is a common misperception, according to Dr. Cady, a Certified Menopause Practitioner. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide. In fact, after age 50, nearly half of all deaths in women are due to some form of cardiovascular disease. The focus of this program is to raise awareness about heart disease and provide information on ways women can reduce their risk of heart disease.
Dr. Cady explains, “Before menopause, women have a lower risk of heart disease. But once they reach the age of 50, around the time of natural menopause, their risk for heart disease increases. The declining levels of estrogen, as well as other medical conditions and lifestyle conditions may increase women’s risk. I want to share my wisdom with women to how they can keep their hearts healthy and happy at menopause and beyond.”
A Red Hot Mamas® Menopause Management Education Program, “The Beat Goes on… Menopause and Heart Disease" will be a lively and educational Zoom program in which all questions will be answered. CRMC partnered with Red Hot Mamas to provide information and support to women to optimize their health at menopause and beyond. The presentation is part of a series of seminars offered by CRMC Women’s Health. Find the full schedule and more information at https://www.cuyunamed.org/patient-care/womens-health