Menopause Self-Care builds on our self-care to date, plus menopause symptom management and treatment, as required. Healthy lifestyle, healthy diet, healthy weight, regular exercise…
What is self-care?
In Menopause Fact Sheet: Managing Your Menopause – General Tips To Help With Menopause Symptoms the Self Care Forum in collaboration with the NHS National Menopause Clinical Reference Group, elaborate on:
On page in the Joint Position Statement By the British Menopause Society, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Society for Endocrinology on Best Practice Recommendations for the Care of Women Experiencing the Menopause, first published online 10 June 2022, one of the recommendations is:
- “Women should be advised that implementing or maintaining a healthy lifestyle can improve menopause symptoms. A healthy diet (one low in saturated fat and salt and rich in calcium and vitamin D), stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake and including regular exercise can be beneficial. Reducing caffeine intake may also improve symptoms.
- Alternative therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy, may also improve hot flushes, nights sweats and other menopausal symptoms and can be considered in women who do not wish to take HRT or have contraindications to taking HRT”.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other complementary and alternative treatments can all be very helpful, but the transition to menopause is a good time to review your lifestyle. Not only can this help manage menopausal symptoms in the short term, it can lay the foundations for good health through perimenopause, menopause, and the years to come”.
Menopause Depression and Self-Care
How can self-care apply to menopause depression?
On page one in Menopause and Depression: Recognizing Depressive Symptoms and Depression the North American Menopause Society elaborate on:
Health Care Provider
What if I would like help with menopause self-care?
In Menopause Fact Sheet: Managing Your Menopause – When To Seek Medical Help the Self Care Forum in collaboration with the NHS National Menopause Clinical Reference Group, explain:
- You want to know more about treatment
- You want to discuss contraception
- You are under 45
- You are already on hormonal treatment or have had a hysterectomy
- Your periods have stopped unexpectedly or have become a problem
- Any of your symptoms have become a problem
See a GP at your practice if:
- It is more than a year after your last period, you are not on HRT and you experience vaginal bleeding”.
Who is a GP?
Dots and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.
What is the NHS?
NHS can be an abbreviation for the (United Kingdom) National Health Service.
What is HRT?
HRT can be an abbreviation for the Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Health Topics A-Z
Where may I find Health Topics A-Z related to Menopause Self-Care?
In Health Topics A-Z you may find:
Where may I find Links related to Menopause Self-Care?
Your Country may have Links similar to: