Heart beat: Hysterectomy and the heart: Any connection?
Hysterectomy and the heart: Any connection?
If you are one of the millions of women who have had a hysterectomy, you might want to pay closer attention to the classic factors that lead to heart disease.
It turns out that women who have had a hysterectomy (an operation to remove the uterus) are more vulnerable to heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. The operation, though, isn't to blame. What is? High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, limited physical activity, and high intake of saturated fat appear to be the culprits.