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Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Black cohosh: You may try black cohosh and/ or soy protein. You might also like to read other doctor's answers regarding menopause and its possible treatments by typing in the word "menopause" in the "ask the doctor" box on your home page. There have been helpful hints from other doctors already, which you might also like to read. ...Read more
Options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...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
Not very good: In natural or surgical menopause (removal of both ovaries) the problem is lack of estrogen. Giving estrogen to women who have not had their uterus removed (hysterectomy) increases the risk of uterine cancer, so we give Progesterone or synthetic progestins to protect the uterus. Progesterone as skin cream is not enough to protect the uterus, but can reduce hot flashes and does not prevent bone loss. ...Read more
Vitex, Dong quai &..: Many herbs are beneficial for menopause. Among my favorites are vitex agnus castus (chaste tree berries), dong quai, black cohosh, maca and pueraria mirifica. For more info see http://www.Holistic-online.Com/remedies/hrt/hrt_herbs_for_menopause.Htm and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00700/menopause-symptoms. ...Read more
For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more
No aware of any: Why would your want to increase semen? If you are healthy, live a healthy lifestyle and practice safe sex, you should have all the semen produced that is necessary for normal funtion. Semen is a collective volume of testicular contribution, prostatic contribution and seminal vessicle contribution and perhaps a miniscule amount from other sources. It is what is is unless you have a specific illn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 y/o female w/hormone imbalance, endo, Hashi's. Symptoms poss. early menopause. Seeking low-risk and natural hormone replacement therapy. Advice?
"Natural: Cysts are, so make them you shall" yoda md if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome weight loss can help. For homeopathy i suggest http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hmgibogu8q0 if having pain issues its probably not the cysts, stop caffiene and see a doc specializing in pelvic pain. ...Read more
Sure: The only symptoms caused by pinworms is rectal itching; so there are plenty of otc treatments to relieve this. Pinworms are typically asymptomatic and harmless. The medicine to rid pinworms is easy and relatively non-toxic so i would do it to rid the pinworms. You would also need to wash linens, small clothes and household to prevent reinfection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients whos are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a good idea!: The use of hgh (human growth hormone) is not appropriate for use in treating menopausal symptoms (which I am assuming you are referring to). It would be more appropriate to talk with your doctor about the symptoms you are trying to treat and addressing them in a non-hormonal way if possible. The use of hgh, for example, will likely significantly impact your cholesterol levels in an adverse way! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife takes 8 conjugated estrogen(0.626)tablets. Should she switch to soy menopause (herbal) instead?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm starting early pre menopause blood test showed it.and B12 deficiency. What can I do for the dry and sore mouth.i was thinking herbal stuff..
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? :-)
Ovaries stop working: Physiologically, menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, and then stop making estrogen. If you are asking teleologically why this occurs, it is because, from an evolution point of view, it is not advantageous for a species to produce offspring at an older age when they are not likely to live long enough to have the offspring survive (life expectancy was ...Read more
Menopause: Is one year without menses due to loss of estrogen production from the ovary. Average age is 52 but sx leading up to this can last 5 yrs. It can range from heavy, irregular bleeding to spacing and gradual loss of menses. Hormonal fluctuations can range from an occasional hot flashes to severe flashes creating insomnia and mood problems. See peimenopause, good luc. ...Read more
Menopause age: No, early menopause is before the age of 35. Half of women will be menopausal by the age of 51 and half enter menopause after 51. Menopause is when there has been no period for one year. It can also be diagnosed by blood tests. There are other reasons for not bleeding so seeing a clinic can help with making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Menopause: Menopause is a normal medical issue as you get older. Most often after age 40 and before age 55. If your periods are irregular or stopped completely you need to see a Gynecologist as soon as you can. Once under control, the next many years (maybe another 60 for you) will be enjoyable. ...Read more
Age-ist stereotyping: Menopause is the end of periods (for 1 yr) due to decline in functioning of the ovaries over many years. Around then other symptoms may occur due to disease, 'passage of time' or changes in endocrine glands, eg, thyroid. They're not reasons to mock, treat women poorly at home or on the job. Seeing gyn provider is a good start to sort out what is occurring and what to do to improve, maintain health. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
"Hot Flashes": Hot flashes are the main complaint of menopausal women. This is a flushing sensation usually accompanied by "drenching" sweats and a sensation of "hotness" due to a lack of estrogen. Other symptoms include scant or irregular menses progressing to absence of menses. Vaginal dryness is also a sign of menopause. Libido may change as well. If concerned see your pcp or gynecologist. They can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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