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Menopause Health Risks

With menopause comes a greater chance of heart disease, which is the #1 cause of death for U.S. women, and osteoporosis. Before menopause, estrogen gives women some protection against those conditions, so when estrogen levels ebb with menopause, that advantage is over. Of course, heart and bone health is important throughout a woman's life, but menopause means it's really time to step up and get serious about it.

Hot flashes (or hot flushes) are common around menopause. A hot flash is a brief feeling of heat that may make the face and neck flushed, cause temporary red blotches to appear on the chest, back, and arms. Sweating and chills may follow. Hot flashes vary in intensity and typically last between 30 seconds and 10 minutes. Nighttime hot flashes can hamper sleep and cause night sweats.

Whether a woman’s menopausal symptoms are mild or severe, there are a number of relief methods. Naturopathy aims to create balance in a woman’s body, specifically hormonal balance, which is the key disharmony during menopause. It can also relieve emotional imbalances, physical symptoms, and encourage the body to heal itself.

Our naturopathic approach to treating menopause is a non-toxic, natural, and effective alternative to prescription drugs, which may carry potentially dangerous side effects.

Living a healthy lifestyle is important throughout a woman's life. And, it's not too late to start at menopause. Menopause is a great time to upgrade your diet, physical activity, and stress management skills -- We can give you pointers as you work together to plan for a healthy menopause.

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