This article is for the McHenry ladies! What affects the age of natural menopause onset?
Who knows for sure?! But, a healthy lifestyle can keep you
healthy throughout menopause, perimenopause and post-menopause! Incorporating
healthy choices like diet and even McHenry chiropractic services may also be beneficial. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic welcomes female patients of
all ages and is well prepared to offer chiropractic care to our McHenry
menopause women patients. Our female patients really value our care, too!
A recent study lists interesting factors that researchers
find to be relational as to the age of natural menopause onset. (1) Our
McHenry women may find these amusing yet thought-provoking!
Increased risk of endometrial cancer
High intake of total calories, fruits, proteins
Moderate alcohol consumption
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis
High intake of polyunsaturated fats
So what comes with menopause whenever it comes?
McHenry menopausal woman, and you’ll get an earful! Hot flashes,
disrupted sleep and breathing, insomnia, and, for some, chronic pain. (2)
fun, eh McHenry ladies? Can
menopause be avoided all together? No. It will come to all women at some point.
So what do women do when they have menopausal symptoms
and effects? 53.8% visit a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
practitioner and/or use a CAM product. Another 34% use a CAM product only. 5%
talk with a CAM practitioner only. Menopausal women rated massage (94%),
chiropractic (90%), and nutrition as the most effective strategies. 71% of CAM menopausal women told their
medical doctors about CAM use. More menopausal women (62.5%) used CAM products
than prescription or over-the-counter meds (59.9%). (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
offers gentle, safe Cox Technic spinal manipulation which is relieving for
spine-related conditions but also quite relaxing!
Another relaxing side-note for McHenry post-menopausal
women who enjoy wine and worry about fractures: Wine preference puts you at a
lower risk of hip fracture! Compared to women who don’t drink alcohol at all or
only used to drink alcohol or like other forms of alcohol, wine-drinking women
are at lower risk. (4) Yay! Enjoy a glass of wine, if you like.
Your McHenry chiropractor is a whole-person
physician, so keeping up with such research can only help female patients. So
don’t be shy! Talk with us at your next McHenry chiropractic
appointment about any female issues like menopause. We’re ready! Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
today to make an appointment!