A woman's risk of heart disease rises dramatically after menopause. In fact, 1 of every 3 postmenopausal women will die from heart disease. But there are ways to protect yourself:
- If you smoke, quit.
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat a healthy diet.
Your doctor may also recommend medications to reduce your risk of heart disease and its complications. Speak to your doctor about what you can do to protect yourself from heart disease.