Are there any lifestyle practices that can complicate menopause?

Dr. J. Scott Bembry discusses why menopause symptoms may worsen with conditions like sleep apnea, weight gain and not exercising. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Certainly symptoms can be worse if there are other things going on. That’s why it’s important to be evaluated. You might complain about menopause symptoms, but you might have a condition such as sleep apnea. Other issues can also exacerbate the way you feel.

As far as lifestyle changes, obviously weight gain, not getting adequate exercise and not getting adequate sleep are going to worsen the symptoms of menopause. along with your general feeling of well-being.