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A 59-year-old female asked:

How to reduce or stop hot flashes and excessive sweating from menopause but without hrt because i'm breast cancer survivor?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Damiana, menopause: Damiana has been widely used, and is reportedly useful for a number of conditions, including imbalanced female hormones. Many women have reported reduction in night sweats and vaginal dryness associated with menopause. It is best taken as a tincture. Black Cohosh is another consideration, but use should be limited to short periods of time due to the potential for liver damage.
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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Agree with Dr Russo. Also ask you doctor about Brisdelle (paroxetine) with is non hormonal treatment for hot flashes. I have seen good results with my patients who cant or wont take HRT.
Sep 25, 2014
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo commented
Pediatrics 27 years experience
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Thanks for the information Dr. Cunningham!
Sep 25, 2014
Last updated Jan 2, 2015


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