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Can Ocps Treat Menopause Symptoms
Can you recommend a type of dr. To see that can treat menopause symptoms without a prescription of some type?
Holistic or...: Gynecologists are highly specialized physicians who care for women with menopausal symptoms regularly. The best treatments are prescription medications. Both hormonal and non-hormonal options are available. Holistic specialists and naturopaths may approach treatement with herbal and other natural remedies. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
You can: May work better than an individual herb. You have to find what works for you. Be careful because many come from china and other 3rd world countries and they are not monitored by the fda. Use a company that tests all their raw ingredients for authenticity, purity and potency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: Hormone replacement therapy remains one of the most effective means of controlling and sometimes eliminating these symptoms. Our current thinking is that for healthy women in their 50s -- women who have not had breast cancer or a history of blood clots -- and have been experiencing the symptoms of menopause for less than 10 years, hormone therapy can be very effective for symptom relief. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?
The hypothesis is: that contraceptive hormones which block ovulation of reproductive age women seem (in epidemiological studies) to offer a reduced risk of certain types of ovarian cancers because they prevent the recurrent trauma/inflammation of follicular ruptures at ovulation. Since menopausal women no longer ovulate, these hormones are no longer protective. ...Read more
What arethe possible side effects of using letrozole to attempt to treat endometriosis in a pre-menopausal woman without added birth control/hormones?
Check on placebo: Your MD could check an FSH level towards the end of your placebo week, although it could miss it. You are awfully young to be looking at mean pause, although premature menopause can happen. If you were going trough premature menopause, the most likely treatment would be low dose OCPs, which you are on. ...Read more
I am peri menopausal but can not take birth control due to severe side effects. Anti depressants did not work either. What else can I do ?
How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?
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