Menopause refers to the “pausing” or ending of your menstrual cycle. Different women experience menopause at varying times, but most women start experiencing menopause symptoms around their 40s or 50s.
Menopause is just another stage of life for women, but sometimes the emotionally and physically upsetting symptoms can affect a woman’s happiness. However, many symptoms of menopause are treatable with the help of medication, therapies, and other treatments.
It’s important to adjust how you take care of your body after menopause so you can maintain your optimal health. You might hear that some of your friends your age complain about common health complications:
- Heart problems
- Calcium deficiency
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Lower libido
- Heart disease
- Brittle bones
- Urinary incontinence
Osteoporosis is another common problem during menopause. Estrogen helps keep your bones healthy, so when it plummets with menopause you’re more likely to suffer from osteoporosis problems like bone loss, brittle bones, and bone breaks. One out of two women over the age of 50 break a bone due to osteoporosis.
The practitioners at Maetozo Total Woman’s Care of Saint Augustine can help you avoid preventable health problems by coaching you on how to live a healthy lifestyle. After menopause, you may need to adjust your diet and exercise routine to maintain a healthy weight and avoid heart and other health issues. Additionally, you might need to take calcium supplements to prevent bone fractures.
Don’t be afraid to bring up medical issues like vaginal dryness, lower libido, and urinary incontinence during your next appointment with Dr. Maetozo. These disorders are treatable and open communication with your healthcare provider helps you solve these issues sooner rather than later.