Kern Family Health Care | Family Health | Winter 2022

FAMILY HEALTH 2 Menopause starts in the late 40s or early 50s for most women. During this time, at least 2 out of 3 women will go through the warning signs of menopause. What should a woman look for when menopause is starting? y Hot flashes. y Night sweats. y Mood swings. y Anger. y Fatigue. Here is a list of natural ways that could help you lower the symptoms of menopause: y Eat foods rich in calcium and vitamin D. – Cheese. – Yogurts. – Milk. – Dark leafy greens. y Foods that are high in phytoestrogens. – Flaxseeds. – Soybeans. – Soy nuts. – Tofu. y Cut down on processed foods. y Cut down on refined sugars. y Eat plenty of fruits and veggies a day. Natural ways to reduce menopause symptoms y Work out regularly—at least 30 minutes a day. y Reach and keep a healthy weight. y Don’t skip meals. y Drink enough water (at least half of your body weight in ounces). Menopause is a natural part of life. We know the symptoms are not easy to deal with at times. The tips above can help you during this big change. We hope you have an easy and more enjoyable menopause.