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Does Masterbation Help For Menopause Symptoms
Unkown: The mechanism of action is unknown. Studies however do show a significant reduction in frequency of hot flushes (55% ) while there is very little effect on severity. ...Read more
Does black cohosh help relieve menopause symptoms? I keep hearing about black cohosh as an alternative for hormone replacement therapy for menopause. What is it? Does it really work?
Hello. : Hello. There are studies that support that an extract of black cohosh can help menopausal symptoms to the same extent as a low-estrogen patch. Many women find this an attractive alternative to hormone replacement because there is no evidence that black cohosh thickens the endometrium or increases the risks for breast cancer or stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, on average, how long does menopause last? Also, what can I do about menopause causing no libido :-(thank you!marie
Menopause Is Forever: In menopause the ovaries are permanently no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in menopause. Cyclic bhrt can help, libido included. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How long does it take black cohosh to start working? I'm trying to relieve the hot flashes and sweats associated with menopause.
Black cohosh: I disagree with my colleague's opinion about black cohosh, which is not just a "pop" remedy. It does have research supporting its use. A recent example: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also http://tinyurl.Com/lnovtea you should see some results in a few weeks of consistent dosing. 20 mg of a standardized extract twice daily. If no help, work w/an integrative ob-gyn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Symptoms are usually hot flashes, that may occur at night, and vaginal dryness. Hormone replacement therapy can definitely help these, there are risks to this but for healthy people the risks are small and usually the benefits are great. Ask your doctor, preferably a gynecologist or women's health specialist. ...Read more
Does taking just DHEA help with any pms pmdd symptoms? If not what does 25 mg/day do for me? Thank you so much!
Why GERD symptoms get worse before mesnsturation and how to decrease symptoms without medication?
Well, not sure: Why worse but premenstrually many things worsen, perhaps even eating habits. Ranitidine is a medicine that is safe and much better than long term effects of reflux. If you smoke it's much less harmful and smoking can make gerd worse. Try some baking soda, milk or even a little bit of half/half if you must stay away from medicine. Gdluc. ...Read more
Maca & Menopause: Maca is a natural plant protein that can help increase testosterone levels naturally. It helps women with energy and muscle building which we can lose in menopause. It is not great for estrogen/progesterone related symptoms of hot flashes, mood swings or dryness. You can use Progesterone simaltaneously as long as you are a good candidate for hormone replacement. ...Read more
Stopping SSRI: Deciding to stop an SSRI med should be discussed with prescribing doctor. Tapering dose on an individual basis with careful medical monitoring for any withdrawal symptoms and/or recurrence of depression is highly recommended. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would daily masturbation cause infertility for male. I know that daily mastication can decrease sperm count but can it treated with medicine therapy?
How early before a period can PMS symptoms start? Can PMS symptoms worsen with age? Emotional & digestive PMS symptoms seem to be worse in my 30s.
Several options: There are several things to try. Anti-depresssants have worked for many women (ssri's like Celexa (citalopram) or wellbutrin). Clonidine affects the blood vessels and can help hot flushes, especially at night. Gabapentin has also been used pretty successfully. All treatments (including doing nothing) have risks and benefits so talk to your doctor about your particular risks. ...Read more
No, Not likely: No such concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
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