Menopause is a period that every woman goes through in her life, usually between the ages of 42 and 56, and it is a completely natural part of life.
This period is accompanied by a noticeable hormonal change.
But just because it's natural doesn't mean it's easy! When hormone levels change in your body and estrogen decreases, you may experience a variety of negative side effects, including;
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
In addition, the drop in estrogen can have a significant effect on bone health, such as increasing bone decalcification. Some may even begin to develop osteoporosis if they are deficient in vitamin D and calcium. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle and less strong. Those affected are more likely to have fractures or changes in bone structure.
In order to prevent such a situation, it is important to maintain good lifestyle habits and a balanced diet that includes sufficient calcium as well as vitamin D supplements when needed.
Why choose our dietitians?
Fortunately, there are ways to make your life easier and make this transition period more enjoyable. Your diet can have a significant impact on the effects of your menopause, and a proper diet can make your life easier. A registered dietitian can help you by offering advice tailored to your food preferences and lifestyle. Our specially designed Eat-Well Program, developed by our team of dietitians, will help you improve your food choices and your health. Contact us today for a personalized assessment.