Your health needs change as you get older. In addition to menopause, consider the many health changes at this stage in your life. Think about screenings, treatments, and lifestyle changes you can make.
What are common midlife concerns? Topics and treatment options vary as you enter your midlife years.
- Screening, prevention, and treatment. Conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis have the tendency to occur later in life. Screenings are important to determine your risk factors. You can also work with your doctor to determine the best combination of diet, lifestyle changes, and medications to help reduce your risk of these conditions and come up with a treatment plan if you’re diagnosed.
- Sexuality treatment and counseling. Your sexual health and sexual needs may change around your menopause years. For help adjusting to your body’s changes, we can recommend a course of action. Depending on the cause and symptoms of the changes, you could be recommended for counseling, education, or medication.
- Dietary and nutrition counseling. Your diet can affect your well-being in more ways than one. A diet high in protein, vitamins, and minerals helps you preserve your bones and maintain your energy all day. While vitamin D is helpful for all women, it’s especially important when you’re experiencing menopause. New benefits are discovered every day, such as improved mood, increased energy, better hormone performance, reduced inflammation, prevention of cancer and heart disease, and more. You can get dietary education and counseling to manage your menopausal symptoms and reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.
- Weight reduction, counseling, support, and weight loss programs. Decrease your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes as you age; maintain a healthy weight for your height. Learn to eat a balanced, portion-controlled diet with nutrition counseling. Get active and exercise. You also may qualify for weight reduction programs that use prescription weight loss medications, a physician-monitored weight loss program, or a consultation with a dietitian.
- Lifestyle assessment and guidelines for change. If you smoke, have an inactive lifestyle, or drink too much alcohol, education and support helps you make healthy lifestyle changes.
Renew your commitment to good health and happiness.