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Menopause

Menopause and Heart Disease

Although menopause can start in your 30s or 40s, it can last into your 50s and even 60s. Due to lower levels of estrogen, heart disease is of special concern among postmenopausal women. Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau offers heart care resources, including cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, to help women maintain or improve their heart health during menopause.

Menopause Treatment in Cape Girardeau

Saint Francis’ Womancare in Cape Girardeau provides counseling on hormone replacement therapy and estrogen therapy related to menopause. Our expert staff can answer questions you may have about these treatments.

Symptoms include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular period
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain