Many women, as they begin to experience the changes that come along with menopause, worry about how to treat these effects if they become serious or very uncomfortable. While using hormone replacement therapy is still safe in many circumstances, especially right when menopause is starting, a lot of women would rather avoid it, believing the risks are still too great. One possible alternative, or at least something to try first, is to treat the symptoms of menopause in a natural, or naturopathic, way.
Lifestyle modifications should be your first approach. They involve no risk, but require a great deal of discipline, self control and willpower. Work to make the life you lead as healthy as possible in every way. This includes eating as healthy as possible, getting plenty of exercise and finding productive outlets to reduce the stress in your life. If you are a smoker and/or drinker you should think about quitting.