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Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Did HRT help with menopausal symptoms?

Absolutely!: And it helps bones, maintains vaginal lubrication in a women, and may help lower colon cancer rates!

But hot flashes and mood issues are almost always improved! ...Read more

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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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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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Can menopausal hormone therapy help my symptoms?

Can menopausal hormone therapy help my symptoms?

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

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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?

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Yes: Antidepressants are frequently used to treat pms symptoms especially pmdd. Depending on the symptoms you are having, there are several options. I would consult a psychiatrist and if you can, a reproductive psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms? .

Can antidepressants help with pms? Are antidepressants ever prescribed temporarily to help with the symptoms of pms?  

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Yes.: Antidepressants are often prescribed to help deal with the symptoms of pms. Talk with your physician, but also take self care steps including exercise, rest and good nutrition to help you through the difficult times. ...Read more

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Might acupuncture help with a person's chronic pain and menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Yes and yes. Please be aware that what is ideal is to have acupuncture augment whatever care is provided by your physician. Acupuncture is often used for both chronic pain syndromes and menopausal sxs. Take care. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Varies: PMS occurs a few days to a week before your cycle starts as the hormone levels fall to trigger the menstrual cycle. This will vary from person to person. Age can certainly play a factor. Birth control pills are a quick and easy way to balance out this issue. ...Read more

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Please help me with signs and symptoms for eating disorders?

Please help me with signs and symptoms for eating disorders?

Some help: Ok. Dsm 4 definitions are to be found online everywhere, however: there is officially 3 main types, anorexia, bulimia and bingeing disorder.Refusal to mantain adequate weight, fear of gaining weight, amenorrhea (no menses), engaging in behaviors such as purging or inducing vomiting, distorted body image, and eating excessively in short periods of time are some important features of eating disorders. ...Read more

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Can menopausal hormone therapy (mht) help treat my symptoms?

Can menopausal hormone therapy (mht) help treat my symptoms?

Most definitely: The symptoms of menopause are caused by the deficiency of ovarian hormones, especially estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are critical to many aspects of metabolism and normal physiology. Replacement of the deficient hormones with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can restore natural balance, improve function, and make you feel better. ...Read more

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Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Does omega3 help with ADHD symptoms?

Perhaps: There are a few studies that seem to indicate it may help some of the behaviors. As with any supplement there are possible side effects - stomach aches, loose stools, fishy breath and at high doses can have bleeding problems. Read consumereview.org article on comparison of brands. Many products are not made up of what is needed for the brain function you are looking for. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

See below: Acupuncture will not cure defects from spinabifida. However, if symptomatic - it can reduce surrounding inflammation/ pain. ...Read more

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Can your menstrual symptoms changed with age?

Definitely !: As one approaches the peri-menopausal stage of life, the periods become more irregular and lessened in blood extrusion amounts. This does not mean that pregnancy cannot occur if no contraception is used, as many women have been "caught" with a "change of life baby" under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Botanicals can help: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. ...Read more

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Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Can anxiety physical symptoms start premenstrual ?

Yes,absolute-: ly. You may need some medication for this, like an SSRI antidpressant w///antianxiety properties like zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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How to relieve breast pain associated with perimenopause?

Maybe progesterone : Breast pain is usually due to high estrogen levels and/or low Progesterone which frequently occurs in the perimenopausal period. Many integrative practitioners use natural Progesterone cream to treat this condition. ...Read more

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Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Can a postmenopausal women with antiphospolipid syndrome be treated with bioidentical progesterone and testosterone for symptom relief?

Antiphospholipid: Please look up the "Antiphospholipid syndrome" and carefully read the article on the web. In my opinion , treatment with bio-identical progesterone and testosterone is not related to the antiphospholipid syndrome but you must soon discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know how things turn out. ...Read more

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Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

Will taking thyroid medication during perimenopause help improve perimenopause symptoms?

If you: Take the correct amount of brand name T4 replacement to return your thyroid levels to normal, you will return your metabolic rate to normal -- and then your symptoms will be whatever they would have been if you didn't have a thyroid problem to begin with. Good luck. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with anxiety disorders?

Insecure feelings: Basically this is looking ahead with dread. Nameless fears with trembling, sweating shortness of breath and palpiations. Stomach rumbling etc. ...Read more