Does Oral Contraceptive Harm the Heart?

Oral contraceptive (OC) is a popular and effective method of birth control that contains synthetic hormones, usually a combination of estrogen and progestin, that prevent ovulation and pregnancy. OC has many advantages, such as regulating menstrual cycles, reducing menstrual pain and bleeding, and lowering the risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer1. However, OC may also […]

Menopause and Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Menopause is a natural phase of life for women, but it can also bring some challenges for your heart health. As your ovaries stop producing estrogen and other hormones, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) increases. CVD is the leading cause of death for women, so it is important to be aware of the […]

Women and Heart Disease: Understanding Risks, Symptoms, and Prevention

Overview Heart disease is often seen as a man’s disease. Do you know that heart disease is also the number one killer of women? Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than breast cancer, and an estimated one in three women will die from some form of heart disease. What are the most common types of heart […]

What Is Heart Screening, and do I need one?

Heart screening is a process of checking the health of your heart and blood vessels to detect any signs of cardiovascular disease, such as coronary artery disease, or heart failure. Heart screening can help you prevent or treat these conditions before they cause serious complications or death. Everyone’s cardiovascular risk profile is different. It is […]