All women go through the menopause at some time in their life. Individual experiences of the menopause differ enormously, and how women choose to manage their menopause will depend on a number of factors including age at menopause, the presence of any symptoms and how these affect their quality of life. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis will also inform their decisions. Some women prefer to take a more “natural” approach to menopause management whilst some women will choose to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
For all women dietary and lifestyle measures play an important part, particularly in the menopausal years: in reducing symptoms, promoting general well being, and in reducing the risks of health complications. Women should therefore ensure that they have adequate exercise and a healthy well balanced diet as part of menopause management.
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