Because menopause is something every woman goes through, having a support system may help in pitching ideas for symptom treatment, trading advice and discussing overall experiences. Older female friends, relatives or family members may be able to provide guidance and remedies that have worked for them.
Consulting a doctor or health care professional is also important in receiving help. While menopause cannot be stopped or avoided, symptom management can alleviate bothersome aspects of this transitional period. Seeing specialty care-providers such as a gynecologist, geriatrician, or internist may help in providing specific answers and remedies to suit your needs.
Make sure to know your medical history and your family’s medical history as this is a vital factor in determining if you are at high risk for breast cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.