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Menopause Treatment By Making Lifestyle Changes
Posted on February 3, 2016 9:35 AM by Dr. Mac
Categories: Menopause
During menopause, many changes occur that usually motivate women to alleviate their symptoms and regain the balance in their life before this transition.  These symptoms affect women differently so the level of treatment needed to manage menopause can vary significantly depending on the woman.
 
Some women may experience severe symptoms of menopause and seek treatment in the form of hormones where others only experience mild symptoms.  Alternatively, women can choose to make lifestyle changes that relieve the discomfort associated with menopause and recover a more enjoyable way of life.
 
A Better Lifestyle For Women
 
Menopause treatment in Indianapolis enables women to overcome the difficulties associated with menopause, but lifestyle changes can be made to ease the symptoms.  Healthy lifestyle choices can make a difference as you go through menopause and reduce the frequency of these symptoms.  Do you have any habits that are unhealthy?
 
Real change starts by looking at your life and recognizing where you can implement some adjustments to feel better.  Obviously, avoid smoking and become physically active where you exercise a certain amount each week.  Maintaining an active lifestyle will help avoid any weight gains that may be linked to menopause.  Women that exercise regularly notice a positive effect towards elevating their mood and also acquire better sleep.
 
A Well-Balanced Approach
 
The menopause treatment you choose may have a lot to do with whether you are a good candidate for hormone therapy or worried about the risks associated with it.  Another change you can make is to eat the right foods and regulate the amount of caffeine or alcohol you take in as this tends influence energy levels.
 
Instead, maintain a healthy diet that is rich in calcium as lower estrogen levels can cause a deficiency of calcium in the body.  Women that manage menopause often feel better by making lifestyle changes such as routinely exercising, dieting, and getting adequate sleep each night.
 
David McLaughlin, MD