After the onset of menopause certain risk factors increase around the time of menopause and a high-fat diet, smoking or other unhealthy habits begun earlier in life can also take a toll.
Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke
Knowing your family’s health history can help you avoid both heart disease and stroke – the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death. Just because your family has a history of cardiovascular disease, does not mean that you will certainly have the same diseases, it just means that you are more likely to have them.
Ask your doctor before resuming sexual activity