There is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in surgical menopause.
Studies have found that oophorectomy (surgical menopause) is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), with an up to 3% absolute increase in risk of death from CHD in those who undergo early surgical menopause and do not take HRT. This is believed to be due to estrogen’s protective effects on the heart.
The good news is that taking estrogen HRT seems to minimize or eliminate these risks.
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