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Doctor insights on: Herbal Menopause

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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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Would like to start taking natural herbal remedies for menopause symptoms. Which ones could you recommend. and what do you know about Macafem?

Would like to start taking natural herbal remedies for menopause symptoms.  Which ones could you recommend.  and what do you know about Macafem?

Black Cohash and eve: Black cohash and evening primrose oil are the most commonly used and are generally quite effective. Each can be taken alone or together depending on the severity of symptoms. For sleep disturbance that can occur at night you can also add melatonin. "Nature's Bounty" makes a formulation that includes AM and PM and is quite effective. Am not familiar with the active ingredients in Macafem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take organic herbal female complex if you are not going through menopause.

Is it ok to take organic herbal female complex if you are not going through menopause.

Not necessary: Please avoid taking supplements that do not have any proven benefit. Organic female complex has every herb possible. It can be confusing to your ovarian hormones. I see that you have irregular periods. This complex may make it worse. Stay away from it! ...Read more

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What herbal medication can you recommend for the menopause?

What herbal medication can you recommend for the menopause?

Many: 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. Do your homework and you will find many options. ...Read more

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Is lydia pinkham herbal tablets good for menstruation and menopause?

Is lydia pinkham herbal tablets good for menstruation and menopause?

Only for Lydia: Don't waste your money. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Who knows what's in it or what it will do. Do you really want to put that into your body? ...Read more

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What herbal supplement do you recommend for pre menopause?

What herbal supplement do you recommend for pre menopause?

Peri menopause: I suggest usually flaxeed and flaxseed oil. It can help with the breast tenderness and hot flashed. Also, other available options include black cohosh and red clover. They are used mostly for menopause but can be started in peri menopause. ...Read more

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Could you know a good herbal supplement as replacement for hormone pills in post-menopausal women?

Could you know a good herbal supplement as replacement for hormone pills in post-menopausal women?

Post menopause: How long have you been in menopause? Have you had a clinic visit with a gynecologist? Herbal supplement may be the main ingredient in hormone pills after careful evaluation and clinical trials. I would not be surprised if the herbal supplement itself was more expensive than the pills. Please let me know what supplement you are taking. ...Read more

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If Estroven better then I cool ? Which is more successful? And our herbal over-the-counter menopausal supplements better to try then a prescription for the patch for hot flashes? :-)

If Estroven  better then I cool ? Which is more successful? And our herbal over-the-counter menopausal supplements better to try then a prescription for the patch for hot flashes? :-)

No: Hormones are much more effective. You should schedule an appointment with a doctor that prescribes hormones to fully discuss the risks and benefits of hormone therapy. Ask your pharmacist for a suggestion. ...Read more

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Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Can i be pregnant e iam in menopause for 5 years?

Unlikely: Are you sure you are in menopause as you are only 45 yrs old. If you are for sure in menopause (confirmed by high fsh level in your blood); then you cannot be pregnant. ...Read more