They used to call this ‘the silent killer’. Sorry, not a great term to begin on! That’s because no symptoms of it may be evident.
During my perimenopause, I hadn’t a clue that rising BP might even occur, but now I know that it is possible.
If there were signs of high BP, they might be hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, or feeling more stressed, which can also be signs of perimenopause.
Because of this, if you notice any of these symptoms arising, it’s a good idea to get your blood pressure checked before embarking on any kind of new regime to help, e.g., diet, fitness, or vitamins and minerals, and the like, just to make sure that you’re addressing the cause and not plastering over cracks that aren’t there.
There’s a lot of confusion around what to blame on the menopause, but I would strongly suggest seeing a healthcare professional as soon as possible, then you can carry on with getting yourself sorted without wasting your time, energy, and money.
I’m not a qualified clinician, dietician, or psychologist, or anything! I write based only on my own experiences, personal views, and research into menopause. Please always seek the advice of a professional. Jacky Wood
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