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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

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 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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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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Are there natural treatments for my menopause symptoms?

Are there natural treatments for my menopause symptoms?

Partly effective: You may mean menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some patients take otc products made from black cohosh or soy that sometimes help, if my patients really want to try this, i tell them to try estroven (red clover), but follow the instructions. These products are not fda approved or tested so you need to be careful, at least estroven has been around for awhile and seems safe. ...Read more

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What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

Many: First, male menopause is a myth. It doesn't exist. Second 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. ...Read more

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Are there any antiestrogen herbs for fibroids?

Are there any antiestrogen herbs for fibroids?

No: There are no herbs proven to help with fibroids. For that matter, there are no medications that permanently treat fibroids. Medications may provide temporary help with fibroids or help for years. Surgery is the only permanent cure for fibroids. For some women, their fibroids will shrink after menopause. ...Read more

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Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

Herbal supiment for hotflashes?

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

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Can you please recommend some effective natural remedies for female and male menopause.?

Natural hormones. : Both andropause and menopause symptoms are caused by hormones deficiencies. These hormones need to be replaced with bioidentical hormones. That is, hormones which are identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce if it could. ...Read more

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Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Fertility supplements for men/women online?

Not overly useful: Not controlled by the fda so ? What is in a supplement. With good vitamin supplementation and a solid high fat moderate protein diet, there's no real room for improvement. ...Read more

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Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Is guava herbs good for pregnant women?

Guava is a fruit not: A herb. Guava can be eaten during pregnancy with one caveat. They should be well washed prior to peeling. There may be toxoplasmosis or listeriosis (as well as other parasites/ bacteria) on the peel. These can enter the food when it is cut. This info is per the american pregnancy association. ...Read more

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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What are some good natural remedies for female and male menopause?

What are some good natural remedies for female and male menopause?

For female 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

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What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

What are some herbal supplements for premenopausal symptoms?

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

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Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Is testosterone treatment for aging men comparable for hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women?

Yes: Having been in this situation, i can tell you that balancing out hormones in men is just as important as doing so for women. Men lose their sex drive, become Insulin resistant, lose their vitality. I'll post a page later that describes my own personal treatment success. I feel great at almost 52 years of age. ...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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What are herbs for breast enlargement?

What are herbs for breast enlargement?

Seriously?: Herbs aren't magic and can have side effects. Herbs used for this purpose may contain phytoestrogens, (estrogen increases fluid retention, may effect breast tissue} and include black cohosh, fenugreek, saw palmetto, wild yam have been used. Imho, there is no evidence they work for this although there are many herbal products available. Better, i think, to love your body as it is. ...Read more

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What are reliable, doctor-recommended herbal remedies for irregular periods?

What are reliable, doctor-recommended herbal remedies for irregular periods?

None that work : There are no proven herbal remedies that correct the hormonal imbalances that lead to irregular periods all there are many non fda approved or regulated herbal supplements making these claims. Schedule a visit for hormonal testing and to discuss options. ...Read more

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What herbs are good for breast enlargement?

What herbs are good for breast enlargement?

See below: Natural breast enlargement pills could theoretically increase breast size because some of them contain herbs that have known estrogen-like effects on the body. Blessed thistle dong quai fennel seed fenugreek. ...Read more

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Any suggestions about treatments for menopause other than hormone replacement therapy?

Any suggestions about treatments for menopause other than hormone replacement therapy?

Some suggestions: Tofu and other soy products as well as herbals like black cohosh and red clover can be helpful in taking the edge off of symptoms. They are not very potent however, and will be ineffective if symptoms are severe. Also calcium, vitamin d, a balanced diet, regular sleep and exercise are also helpful. Prescription medications like Prozac also have a role. ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

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 more

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