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Can you recommend a type of dr. To see that can treat menopause symptoms without a prescription of some type?

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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

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


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Why shouldnt I treat menopause symptoms with botanicals>magazines say they are good.?

Why shouldnt I treat menopause symptoms with botanicals>magazines say they are good.?

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 more

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How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

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

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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Will only treat a deficiency of thyroid hormone; menopause is estrogen deficiency. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

Hot flashes: The only appropriate way to take care of this is to see your PCP or gynecologist. Do not get "fancy" pills from fancy stores. ...Read more

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Saw some menopause treatment advertised in french magazine. Safe?

Saw some menopause treatment advertised in french magazine. Safe?

Need more info: Us is regulated by fda and the french product might take time to reach approval here if you post info or link we can comment. ...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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Can oral contraceptives be used as HRT after surgical menopause?

Can oral contraceptives be used as HRT after surgical menopause?

Surgical menopause: Yes bc pills can be used, however these are all synthetic chemicals and not bio-identical to ones natural hormones that are supplied to the body before menopause. To get superior treatment ask for bio=identical hormone therapy to balance your hormone system. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

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

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What arethe possible side effects of using letrozole to attempt to treat endometriosis in a pre-menopausal woman without added birth control/hormones?

What arethe possible side effects of using letrozole to attempt to treat endometriosis in a pre-menopausal woman without added birth control/hormones?

Endometriosis: Without question and without delay you must make an appointment to see a Gynecologist. If possible prepare a brief list of the medical issues you have had recently. That will help the doctor take good care of you. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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How is menopause diagnosis in a woman who is on birth control for the tx of endometriosis?

How is menopause diagnosis in a woman who is on birth control for the tx of endometriosis?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Perimenopausal?: It is not clear from your question what precise symptom you want to relieve. Birth control pills and antidepressants have completely different uses. Please resubmit this question. ...Read more

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How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?

How long should ocp's and the occasional exp. Lap. Be used to treat endometriosis? Are there any better long term surgical options available?

Yes: Many people have success treating the causes of hormonal imbalance associated with endometriosis using elimination diets, anti-estrogen diets, and reducing exposure to toxins and pesticides through organic based whole food diets. ...Read more

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Which OCP is best to treat PCOS? Is there any problems after stopping taking the pills?

Which OCP is best to treat PCOS? Is there any problems after stopping taking the pills?

Most pills will do: Most oral contraceptive pills will suppress ovulation and subsequent further development of PCOS. There are few if any consequences when the pills are stopped except the resumption of the PCOS. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. David Kurss
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Oral Contraceptive (Definition)

Oral contraceptives are a kind of women's ...Read more