If you can take hormone replacement therapy it will obviously help with menopausal symptoms and also provide protection for your long-term health. Whether you can, or can't or choose not to take HRT it is important to take an hollistic approach to your health and well-being in surgical menopause. To help you with this we would like to share our top ten tips with you.

Look at your diet and digestive health and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Try and be physically active for 30 minutes a day. Weight bearing exercise in particular will help with bone density

Make time for something you enjoy, whether it’s a hobby or reading a book

Chatting things through can bring you comfort, help you organise your thoughts and feelings and offer a new perspective

It’s important that you give your body and mind the opportunity to recharge, after all, you can’t pour from an empty cup

Saying no helps you to establish healthy boundaries and manage other people’s expectations

Not all doctors have up to date menopause training, do your own research

Omega 3 for cognitive health, Vitamin D which is important for our bones, immune system, digestion and brain and Magnesium to aide sleep and keep bones strong

If you have a few days where you’re really irritable or you need some quiet time and want to hide away, try not to beat yourself up. You are good enough

It’s important to keep communicating with your friends and family, talk about how you are feeling

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