You may wish to take Vitamins and supplements, (such as Vitamin D and Calcium) in addition to treatments used in menopause.
These work by providing your body nutrients, where you may be vulnerable to changing hormones.
You can also get a lot of nutrients from your diet and sunlight. Both the National Osteoporosis society and the British Dietitian Association (BDA) have information how to get your recommended daily calcium dose.
The British Nutrition Foundation has produced an ‘Eat Well Guide’ booklet outlining dietary sources of nutrients.
Additionally, there are many resources that may help guide your decision as to whether a supplement and its individual nutrients are likely to be safe and effective. One example is The National Institutes of Health that holds ‘Dietary Supplement Factsheets’ with useful evidence-based information such as composition, benefits and potential risks, dietary sources, the recommended daily dose, and medication interaction. The British Dietician Association (BDA) explains which patient groups might benefit from supplements and how to choose the right product.
A note about complimentary medicines
It is important not to get Vitamins confused with Complimentary medicines, which are variable in their safety and effectiveness. Read our 'Non-Hormonal Medications' page for more information on this.
There are various tools out there to help you work out if you are getting enough vitamins from your diet.
The Edinburgh calcium calculator is one example you may find useful.
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