3 Keys for Staying Healthy During Menopause

Jul 10, 2023
3 Keys for Staying Healthy During Menopause
Each year in the United States, about one million women enter the world of menopause, and this stage of life can be a little bumpy for many. Here are some tips to help you maintain your health during this hormonal journey.

Each year in the United States, about one million women begin their journeys through menopause, which marks the end of their reproductive years. While some (very lucky) women easily sail through this transition, others struggle with life-changing side effects. Most women fall somewhere in between.

As hormone specialists, the team here at Virapel, led by Cheryl Felt, MSN, APN-C, and Erica Tsakiris, APN, WHNP-BC, focuses on making the road a little less bumpy for women going through menopause.

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman's life that brings about significant hormonal changes and often uncomfortable symptoms. However, the good news is that there are several ways to stay healthy and reduce the symptoms of menopause. In this blog, we will explore the three key factors for maintaining health during menopause and highlight the numerous benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with Estradiol and Testosterone Pellets and oral progesterone in alleviating menopausal symptoms.

Key #1: Balanced Nutrition

Maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet is crucial for overall health during menopause. As hormone levels fluctuate, women may experience weight gain, bone loss, and an increased risk of heart disease. To combat these issues, it is essential to focus on consuming nutrient-dense foods. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help manage weight, support bone health, and reduce the risk of heart-related problems.

Key #2: Regular Exercise

Regular physical activity is another important aspect of staying healthy through menopause. Exercise not only helps manage weight but also improves bone density, strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, and boosts mood. Engaging in activities such as walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, or strength training for at least 30 minutes a day can have significant benefits. It is important to choose exercises that are enjoyable and sustainable to maintain long-term commitment.

Key #3: Stress Management

Menopause can bring about emotional and psychological changes, making stress management crucial during this phase. Chronic stress can exacerbate menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. Engaging in stress-reducing activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or pursuing hobbies can help alleviate these symptoms. Additionally, seeking support from friends, and family, or joining support groups can provide emotional relief and enhance overall well-being.


Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT):

While nutrition, exercise, and stress management play vital roles in managing menopausal symptoms, sometimes additional support is needed. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with Estradiol and Testosterone Pellets along with oral progesterone offers a safe and effective solution for alleviating menopausal symptoms and improving overall health. Here are some of the benefits:


  1. Symptom Relief: Estradiol and Testosterone Pellets, which are inserted under the skin, release a consistent and steady dose of hormones, providing relief from symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue, and decreased libido.


  1. Improved Bone Health: BHRT plays a crucial role in maintaining bone density. BHRT with testosterone and estradiol pellets along with oral progesterone can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fractures associated with menopause.


  1. Enhanced Cognitive Function: Hormonal imbalances during menopause can affect memory, concentration, and cognitive function. BHRT therapy has been shown to improve cognitive abilities and overall brain health.


  1. Increased Energy and Vitality: BHRT therapy can help combat fatigue and restore energy levels, allowing women to enjoy an active and fulfilling lifestyle.


  1. Improved Mood and Well-being: Hormonal imbalances can contribute to mood swings, irritability, and depression. BHRT with testosterone and estradiol pellets along with oral progesterone can help stabilize mood, reduce anxiety, and enhance overall well-being.


Menopause is a transformative phase in a woman's life, and managing its symptoms is essential for maintaining health and well-being. While balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and stress management are crucial, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with Estradiol and Testosterone Pellets offers additional support in alleviating menopausal symptoms. By providing symptom relief, improving bone health, enhancing cognitive function, and boosting energy levels, BHRT with testosterone and estradiol pellets along with oral progesterone can help women navigate menopause with greater ease and enjoy a vibrant, fulfilling life.

If you’d like to learn more or schedule your hormone evaluation, please call our office in Voorhees, New Jersey, at 856-751-2100 or contact us on our website to request an appointment today.