While menopause cannot be prevented, the risk of complications can be reduced. These related conditions to menopause are commonly caused by hormone changes in the body and lifestyle habits that reduce the patient’s overall wellness.
The risk of two of the most common related conditions to menopause, osteoporosis and heart disease, can be reduced through lifestyle changes and medical intervention. These are some of the ways of reduces the risk of these serious related conditions:
- Manage blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other cardiovascular risk factors
- Stop smoking
- Eat a balanced, low-fat diet
- Exercise regularly (speak to your doctor before beginning an exercise routine)
- Get medications for bone loss if you have signs or a history of osteoporosis
- Take calcium or supplements