Am I in menopause?
Once 12 consecutive months have passed without a menstrual period, menopause has occurred.
Women who have entered menopause may have a number of health concerns.
Women may have concerns about the emotional effects and about the physical changes that affect them on a day-to-day basis (e.g., bladder control, vaginal dryness). They may also have questions about risks of osteoporosis after menopause or cancer risks associated with hormone therapy.
Helpful strategies and solutions are available: exercise advice, nutrition tips, counselling, as well as other therapeutic options. What’s important is that you find the support you need.
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep disturbances
- Anxiety attacks
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Joint aches and pains, without swelling
- Changes in eye and oral health
If you’ve reached menopause or are experiencing some of its symptoms, taking care of yourself and refocusing on your overall health is more important than ever.
Growing evidence suggests a healthy lifestyle helps counter some of the health issues that arise with menopause and perimenopause. Paying careful attention to diet, exercise, weight and stress is critical, as well as limiting consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine.
Woman today have many options for preventing or minimizing menopause symptoms so they don’t get in the way of an active and satisfying lifestyle.