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Self-help Options for Menopause Treatments

The menopause transition is often accompanied by a variety of symptoms, including but not limited to, hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, and bloating. However, there are a variety of things that you can do to help reduce or get rid of these symptoms.

Lifestyle Changes as a Treatment for Menopause

Leading a healthy life and taking care of your body is one of the best ways to alleviate menopause symptoms. Positive lifestyle changes also result in a lower risk of future health problems. Some examples of lifestyle changes include:

  • Exercise regularly. Exercising regularly can be one of the most effective natural treatments for menopause. Menopause symptoms often occur because of declining estrogen levels and imbalances in hormones. Consequently, doing moderate exercise on a regular basis can help stabilize these hormones, thus reducing symptoms.

  • Eat a healthy diet. Consume a balanced diet consisting of fruit, vegetables, protein, fiber and dairy products. Good eating habits ensure that you are getting all the necessary vitamins and nutrients necessary to stimulate healthy hormone production and avoid symptoms.

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  • Try relaxation exercises. Stress can release a number of chemical in your body that can exacerbate and worsen menopause symptoms. While its unrealistic to expect to get rid of all your stress, taking some time to yourself to relax can significantly help your symptoms. Read a book, take a hot bath, have a night out with friends, or do relaxing exercises like yoga or meditation.

  • Wear lighter clothing. If you're suffering from hot flashes or night sweats, try wearing light, non-restrictive clothing. Dressing in layers so that you can easily remove clothing if you overheat is also a good plan.

Other Treatments for Menopause

Although more invasive and costly than lifestyle adjustments, other options to relieve menopause symptoms include:

Natural supplements

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There are many natural supplements can help treatment menopause. Some of these work by replacing the depleted estrogen in your body with plant estrogen, which can alleviate symptoms. Others work by stimulating hormonal glands in your body, so that they produce more of their own estrogen.

Prescribed medication

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There are many perscription treatments for symptoms of menopause, one of which is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT introduces synthetic hormones into the body to combat hormonal imbalance, and can be very effective. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of HRT for you.

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