Is There a Connection Between Menopause and High Blood Pressure?

Mayo Clinic: Blood pressure generally increases after menopause.

Some doctors think this increase suggests that hormonal shifts related to menopause may contribute to high blood pressure. Others think an increase in body mass index (BMI) in menopausal women may play a greater role than hormonal changes.

Menopause-related hormonal changes can lead to weight gain and make your blood pressure more reactive to salt in your diet — which, in turn, can lead to higher blood pressure. Some types of hormone therapy (HT) for menopause also may contribute to increases in blood pressure. READ MORE

(Source: Mayo Clinic News Network, Jul 14, 2020)