Modifying lifestyle at menopause

lifestyle changes at menopause

Menopause is basically the cessation of menstruation characterised by a drop in the levels of hormones estrogen and progesterone, typically occurring at the age of 45-55 years. Estrogen is mainly a female sex hormone associated with normal menstruation and more importantly with maintenance of skin tension, stabilizing the bones, preventing bone loss, increasing good (HDL) cholesterol, decreasing bad (LDL) cholesterol levels in blood, and protecting against heart problems. Lowering of the normal estrogen levels is responsible for the noticeable increase in waist circumference among postmenopausal women. Basically, all the protective functions of estrogens are lost once women enter into menopause which requires women to take greater care of their diet and lifestyle. Continue reading “Modifying lifestyle at menopause”