Hello, my name is Dr. Susan Jewell, now in this clip we’re going to talk about some of the ways what you can do to reduce the symptoms of menopause like hot flashes. Now if you smoke, it’s going to increase your risk of getting osteoporosis and some of the associated heart conditions that you would find that most women are at increased risk of getting when they are in menopause, because that’s due to the reduction or the cessation of the hormones, female hormones estrogens. So they stop producing that and they stop.
Having the protective effects of this particular hormone. So smoking is, by studies have shown, increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and heart diseases, so the recommendation from most medical doctors is, that for women who are actually in menopause or entering menopause is to actually, to stop the smoking which is also unhealthy for you anyway because it causes other medical conditions and it increases your chances of getting other cancers because there are so many carcinogenic that are in the nicotine and in the cigarette itself, so stop smoking.