A new study shows that women who experience menopause before the age of 42 double their risk of having a stroke.
But we have no control over whether or not we have a stroke, or early menopause, do we? http://www.usnews.com/health/family-health/heart/articles/2009/02/20/ear... Well, we can never do anything to guarantee that we don’t have either, but did you know that there are preventative measures you can take to make yourself as healthy as possible, and lowering your risk?
A stroke, and menopause themselves are both at least partially preventable because most likely the higher the risk for stroke is related to low estrogen levels. The study also mentions that the lower levels of estrogen can possibly be one of the reasons that contribute to the higher risk of stroke. So, practically, what can we do to try to make ourselves healthier and prevent a stroke?
There are several recommendations:
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, which can help you get back estrogen and other vital hormones that can be lost during early onset of menopause.
- Fish oil
- A caveman’s diet of lean organic meats, fish, green vegetables, and limited to no dairy or carbs
- decrease stress
- bring blood pressure down, with things like fruit and sea salt rather than regular salt
- check for mercury and cadmium levels in your body.