Many women choose non-medical treatments to ease their menopause symptoms. These treatments are often used in conjunction with traditional hormone therapy.
Perhaps one of the best ways to help your body cope with the changes caused by menopause is to eat a healthy and well balanced diet. You should follow a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that includes a variety of foods. Also be sure to include enough calcium in your diet to help maintain strong bones.
Exercise is especially important as you approach menopause. Regular weight-bearing exercise such as walking slows down the bone loss that can result from lower estrogen levels and improves your overall health.
For some women, herbal products can help relieve the symptoms of menopause. Herbal treatments come from plants and come in many forms with many different uses. Because of the wide variety of herbs available and their varying effects, it is best to work with your doctor to determine if herbs are safe and effective for you. Also remember that herbs can interact with medications so it is important to always let your doctor know about any herbs you are taking.