Menopause and Perimenopause - Home Treatment
A healthy lifestyle can help you manage menopause symptoms. It can also help lower your risk for heart disease,
osteoporosis, and other long-term health problems.
- If you smoke, stop smoking to reduce hot
flashes and long-term health risks.
- Exercise regularly
to promote both physical and emotional health.
- Limit alcohol intake
to reduce menopause symptoms and long-term health risks.
healthy eating a priority. Cut back on
simple sugars and caffeine, which can make menopause symptoms worse. You'll not
only feel better but may also prevent long-term health problems.
- Pay attention to how the
emotional side of menopause is affecting you. Have a
support network, and seek help as needed.
- Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D. Eat foods that are rich in calcium, and take calcium and vitamin D supplements. This can help lower your risk of osteoporosis.
- Improve bladder
control with regular
hot flashes, try keeping your environment cool, dressing in layers, and managing stress.
- Menopause: Managing Hot Flashes
- Stress Management: Relaxing Your Mind and Body
improve vaginal dryness and muscle tone, try using
a vaginal lubricant and doing
Kegel exercises regularly.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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