Managing the symptoms of menopause involves a combination of lifestyle adjustments, behavioral strategies, and sometimes medical interventions. Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life, and while you can’t completely eliminate its symptoms, you can take steps to alleviate their impact and improve your overall well-being. Here are some strategies to consider:
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT):
Supportive Lifestyle Choices:
Smoking has been linked to an increased frequency and severity of hot flashes and night sweats. Nicotine and other chemicals in tobacco products can disrupt hormonal balance and affect blood vessel function, potentially triggering these symptoms.
Smoking is known to weaken bones and decrease bone density, which can further contribute to the risk of osteoporosis during and after menopause. Menopause itself already leads to a decrease in bone density due to decreased estrogen levels, so smoking compounds this issue.
Menopause increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and smoking significantly compounds this risk. Smoking can lead to heart problems, such as high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart attacks, which can be especially concerning during menopause.
Remember that the effectiveness of these strategies can vary from person to person. It’s important to tailor your approach to your individual needs and preferences. Consulting with a BodyLogicMD provider is crucial, as our team can provide personalized guidance and help you make informed decisions about managing your menopausal symptoms.
“Dr. Schultz is extremely thorough with diagnosis and treatment while her testing is extensive. She has a wealth of knowledge about hormone replacement and areas relating to this. Her bedside manner is refreshing and she never rushes you out of her office. If you have ever considered looking into hormone replacement you would be well advised to start with Dr. Schultz first”
– Susan R.
“Within one week of starting HRT it felt like a thick, heavy fog was lifted from my life. I was able to get a full, restful night of sleep. With the addition of testosterone pellets my energy level, zest for life and libido went from good to fantastic!!! I feel balanced , grounded and very happy most days!”
“Since I became a patient of Dr. Schultz and FINALLY found someone who could balance my hormones, I HAVE FELT BETTER THAN I DID WHEN I WAS 20!!! I swear this is true!! Because of her diagnostic genius, the level of bioidentical hormones she has fine-tuned to my individual needs have changed my life and restored me to be the best “me” I can be! Dr. Schultz is not just a doctor, I call her my HEALER 🙂 She LISTENS to me, she educates me and encourages me to take good care of myself and to make good choices, and then she allows me to make my own decisions and choices, because she respects that I am an intelligent adult and the expert on my own 58-year-old body. She treats me as a peer and her PARTNER in maintaining my own wellness, and she respects and cares about me! Our appointments start and end with a hug, and I leave her office feeling uplifted, understood, inspired, strengthened and healed in body mind and spirit. She is very holistic, understanding that we are not just a cluster of symptoms, but that in order to have healthy bodies we must also address our issues, belief systems, and thoughts. Dr. Schultz is a wise and wonderful teacher and I am blessed to have her on my path:) And her staff is awesome too!”
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