A 22-year-old member asked:
Are there over-the-counter vitamins i can take for my menopause?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tasleyma Sattaranswered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Black cohosh and soy are two of the most commonly used over-the-counter supplements. Other supplements like chasteberry, flaxseed, st. John's wort, and vitamin C may have some benefit but are not as widely used as black cohosh and soy.
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Dr. Andrew Carrollanswered
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Black cohosh has been shown in some studies to show some benefit. There are also some yam products which have some studies supporting its use.
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Dr. Randy Bakeranswered
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: The vitamins that are most helpful in menopause are vit d (2000 iu) & vit k (1-2 mg), which can prevent bone loss, one of the most serious problems in menopause. Vit e (400 iu) may reduce hot flashes- look for natural e with mixed tocopherols. Minerals like calcium, magnesium & strontium support bone health. Useful herbs include black cohosh, ashwagandha, purearia mirifica & rhaponic rhubarb.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What vitamins should I take if i'm menopausal?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenzanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Depends: But my short list for all women is calcium, magnesium, vitamin d and fish oil. The rest depends on you diet, fitness and any other medical conditions or family history.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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