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What Your First Period Predicts About Heart Health

If your first period was before age 10 you are at increased risk of heart disease.

This may be physiologically because early puberty is linked to increased risks of high cholesterol and high body weight.

If you had your first period after the age of 17, you are at increased risk of heart disease.

This may be due to increased risk of estrogen to progesterone imbalances which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Seeing a gynecologist if you haven’t had a period by age 16 is important.

Overall age is the biggest risk for heart disease, but the risk you incur as you age are compounded by additional factors, including having poor muscle mass, being physically unfit, being obese, eating poorly, or being a diabetic.

At Women’s Health Practice we specialize in helping you achieve fitness through nutrition, weight management, and hormonal health. 


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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