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Menopause relief naturally?

Menopause relief naturally?

Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read more

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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

DHEA: Dhea is the precursor for stress hormones and adrenal hormones, high level is generally beneficial, but excess levels are associated with increased hair growth in women. Discuss with your doctor and consider natural remedies to boost female hormones like phytoestogens. ...Read more

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What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

Testosterone is but: one hormone in a chain of hormones. All of them need to be measured in a lab to know what one(s) may be imbalanced. Then your doc can prescribe the proper hormone and dose. Please don't try to do this yourself. Natural approaches to this are available through a nutritional consultant or nutritionally oriented physician. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some natural testosterone supplements?

What are some natural testosterone supplements?

No such thing: Sorry, i hate to be the bearer of bad news but there's no such thing as a natural testosterone supplement, at least not something you can buy otc w/o prescription. Don't believe miraculous claims by manufacturer. No supplement has any peer-reviewed published data to prove safety & effectiveness, not even dhea. Otoh, recent study showed exercise could decrease risk of hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Hot flashes: Before you start on natural product treats please see your doctor about the hot flashes. This should not stop you taking natural products but I am not certain they are causing the flushes. One other idea. Stop drinking the natural products for at least a week if you have already started. ...Read more

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What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

What drugs raise natural testosterone production?

Off-label options: 1st, there are no over-the-counter dietary supplements that can/will increase testosterone production, no matter what miracles they promise. Don't buy into their ads as manufacturers are not required to prove safety or effectiveness prior to marketing. 2nd, (way) off-label use of hcg, Clomiphene & tamoxifen etc have been studied as a means to increase t production in men while retaining fertility. ...Read more

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What some natural aphrodisiacs?

What some natural aphrodisiacs?

Despite...: ...their popular portrayal, foods such as chocolate, oysters, & yams do not have measurable effect on people's sex drives, according to new findings published in the journal "Sexual Medicine Reviews." See my following answer for natural substances that however show promise. ...Read more

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Which natural remedies work to reverse baldness?

Which natural remedies work to reverse baldness?

ALOPECIA TX: Alopecia or hair loss may be multifaceted . You need full Exam &lab work up especially Vit d/Thyroid studies /TESTOSTERONE/ b12 and folate. If they are normal start high dose Biotin zinc B12 and folic acid.. Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia may be helpful. If there is no improvement consult dermatology for biopsy to rule out auto-immune ALOPECIA AERATA.. With supplements start low and go slow. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to boost testosterone ?

Are there natural ways to boost testosterone ?

BOOST TESTOSTERONE?: Testosterone is a steroid hormone secreted by the testis in men and ovaries in women. A small amount is also secreted by the adrenal glands. Testosterone levels decline with age in humans and unfortunately there are no natural ways to boost the hormone. The only way to boost testosterone levels in the blood is from externally administered testosterone. ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients whos are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read more

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How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

Possibility of good: When you check the saliva test of a patient with fibromyalgia, you often find several deficiencies. Treat what you find to be deficient and the possibility of good results is high. ...Read more

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Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Can certain foods boost testosterone naturally?

Healthy lifestyle: First, lose weight if you are overweight. Sleep 8 hours per/night. Increase exercise aerobic plus strength training. Take control of stress. Researching various medical website, most conclude that you need to optimize your Vitamin D levels. Increase healthy fats eg, nuts, avocados, fish, eggs, olives, olive oil. Increase zinc in diet with Oysters, shellfish and beans. Contact your Dr. about T. ...Read more

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

No data.: Bio-identical hormones is a topic vastly argued in our field. As it stands now, you should be cautious using bio-identical hormones because there is no control over how they are mixed and produced, and there is no data about what is a safe and efficacious formulation and dosage. Speak with your doctor about this for a more in depth conversation and to determine if it is actually needed for you. ...Read more

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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Yes: Some women benefit from vegetable Estrogens such as soy, black cohosh, or evening primrose oil. There is no evidence that they are safer than prescription medications. If there is a history of breast cancer, there are other medications that can reduce hot flashes such as venlafaxine. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to increase testosterone?

Are there natural ways to increase testosterone?

Underlying causes: It depends on the cause. Low testosterone due to testicular damage or factors like pituitary tumors require replacement. Pharmaceutical testosterone is more similar to human testosterone than "natural supplements" (usually testosterone precursors). If testosterone is low due to factors such as obesity, diabetes, and/or obstructive sleep apnea -- try treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

Many: First, male menopause is a myth. It doesn't exist. Second there are a number of proven remedies for symptoms of female menopause. The key is dissecting the wheat from the chaff. In other words, there is a lot of false claims and promotion in menopause remedies. I have written a book called "a woman's guide to hormone health" that outlines many natural, proven remedies. ...Read more