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How women's cholesterol levels are influenced by hormonal changes

How women's cholesterol levels are influenced by hormonal changes

Keeping track of your cholesterol levels is crucial for both women and men to promote good cardiovascular health. However, as a woman, you go through specific hormonal changes during different stages of life, and these can have an impact on your cholesterol metabolism.

Difference in cholesterol levels throughout a woman's life phases

Menstrual cycle and reproductive health

Your menstrual cycle is a period where hormonal changes are noticeable. During the first part of the cycle, estrogen levels gradually rise. Estrogen can impact your cholesterol levels by improving your cholesterol profile, including an increase in the "good" HDL cholesterol.


Are you planning to have a baby? During pregnancy, cholesterol is essential for fetal development. Hormonal changes, including increased levels of progesterone, can affect cholesterol levels.


Perimenopause is a transitional period marked by hormonal changes. This time can influence your cholesterol profile. It's essential to consider these fluctuations when analyzing your cholesterol levels. Monitoring both cholesterol and hormones provides a more holistic view of your health.


Menopause is another phase with hormonal changes. During this period, your cholesterol profile can be affected again. High levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol and lower levels of "good" HDL cholesterol can be more challenging to manage.

With deeper insights into your cholesterol values, you also gain a better understanding of your cardiovascular health. Based on these insights, you can make lifestyle changes, such as incorporating more physical activity and exercise into your daily routine or reviewing your diet. Cholesterol and other essential hormones, minerals, and vitamins are analyzed in our Women's Health Check package. Your test results are digitally sent to you as the analysis of all biomarkers is completed and reviewed by our physician.

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