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Herbs For Menopause
Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more
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
Natural remedies: 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 more
Is red clover herb good for menopause, joints, immune sys, and respiratory sys? Can you tell me also what else this is good for?
Esp. menopause, also: Red clover is esp. useful for menopausal symptoms & may help prevent osteoporosis, uterine cancer & cardiovascular disease. It can loosen phlegm & reduce bronchospasm. I have not found evidence it helps joints or immune function. See http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-red-clover.html for a good review of its actions and benefits. ...Read more
A few: Probably the most tested is black cohosh (brand name Remifemin) others are classified as "phytoestrogens" like Promensil (from red clover) and Estroven (black cohosh and others). Soy products have been associated with a reduction of symptoms as has Vitamin E. You can address specific symptoms (like moodiness) with individual herbs (St.John's Wort) but the research is sketchy on effectiveness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best progesterone medicine right now? What is ur feelings on all natural herbs and oils for menopause?
Menopause: 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 more
Sleep hygeine & aids: Sleep can be improved by improving your sleep hygiene & with supplements. Get up daily at the same time, sleep at the same time, stop computer/tv one hour before sleep, dim all lights, avoid caffeine after noon, limit caffeine to 12oz or less, exercise earlier. Sleep aids to try are sleepy time tea with valerian root, calm's forte (homeopathic med), melatonin. Low Progesterone can decrease sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
End of one's period: Menopause is defined as the absence of menstruation (one's period) for a year. The ovaries have stop releasing eggs (ovulating), and estrogen and Progesterone levels fall off as well. One's period becomes intermittent, vaginal bleeding becomes irregular, and then stops, all over a course of several months. Symptoms include hot flashes, mood and sleep changes, thinning hair, less full breasts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many changes: Most women experience some combination of symptoms including: menstrual irregularities, irritability, mood changes, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and decreased libido. In no particular order or timing. Earliest symptoms can start up to 10 years before menoause. ...Read more
Varies: technically menopause ends with the last period, however you are probably referring to the symptoms of menopause. Symptoms may persists for a few months to several years. It varies tremendously and there is no way to predict for any one individual how long symptoms may persist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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