Menopause is described as a stage or condition that marks the transition of a woman from being able to bear children to being unable to do so. Hot flashes, mood swings, depression, memory lapses, heart palpitations, feelings of suffocation, and loss of sex drive are all common conditions that occur during menopause. Among the more overlooked health consequences of menopause is an increased risk of high blood pressure.

The hormonal and biochemical changes of menopause may play a role in high blood pressure.Loss of energy may lead to weight gain, thereby increasing the risk of high blood pressure. Depression, another risk factor for hypertension, afflicts some menopausal women. Some studies report an increase in alcohol consumption and smoking among menopausal and post-menopausal women, both of which are also known risk factors for high blood pressure. Activation of the renin-angiotensin system increased the risk of menopausal women contracting hypertension