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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

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

A condition that occurs when a woman's estrogen levels start to decline, periods become irregular, and hot flashes may begin, accompanied by mood swings and other ...Read more


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Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Are any natural supplements good for menopause treatment?

Multipollen extract : Multipollen extract and or yam based dhea helps with menopausal symptoms. ...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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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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Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Is there any natural way (except for taking hormone pills )to produce more female hormones and treat hormonal imbalance?

Negative "feedback": Well, this answer may qualify as "negative feedback", but actually that is what happens when one takes exogenous hormones, the endocrine system actually shuts down production of the natural hormone. So, no there is no good way to make more hormones except weight gain in which fat actually converts androstenedione to estrone an active estrogen which is NOT recommended. ...Read more

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Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

Does dong quai work for prolonged periods and or anovulation?

No ...: There is no good evidence it works for either. This is a good review: http://bit.Ly/vtmknd. See a fertility specialist (rei) if you're trying to conceive, or an ob/gyn if you are concerned about your cycles but not trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for perimenopause?

Are there good natural treatments for perimenopause?

Life style: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle including regular exercise, a healthy diet, stress management, and adequate rest will help many women. Although natural products like black cohash or primrose oil have been used, the studies are not convincing. If symptoms are severe, talk to your doctor to see if you would be a candidate for Estradiol and Progesterone which occur naturally in women. ...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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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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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?

See below: Could you know a good herbal supplement as replacement for hormone pills in post-menopausal women? Herbal supplements can be helpful but as opposed to taking a hormonal pill I would suggest you look into natural hormone therapy and use Bioidentical creams to bring your hormones into balance. In general they will be significantly more effective especially if you first identify what hormones you're deficient in by doing saliva testing. Saliva testing is going to be more accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone as opposed to hormone bound to protein. The balance between multiple hormones is what's important to relieve the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance. Thanks for the great question. If you would like to further discuss some of your specific issues you can reach me in the concierge service. ...Read more

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Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Fibrocystic Breasts 15+ years. Can't take hormonal BC (stroke risk). Vit E/Primrose/massage/no caffeine/diet no help. Other options for managing pain?

Good breast support: Unfortunately, there isn't any magic pill or method for you to alleviate your discomfort except one- Get fitted for a superior brassiere that can support your breasts which can eliminate the pain of "bouncing". If that is not affordable, consider an inexpensive breast binder for those more difficult days. ...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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Can using vitex for perimenopausal symptoms be the same as hrt?

Can using vitex for perimenopausal symptoms be the same as hrt?

No: Vitex is a worthless herb supplement. Hrt is actual estrogen, which will postpone menopausal symptoms until such time as you stop the hrt. There is difference of opinion as to whether hrt should be used or not. Check w/your physician. ...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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What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

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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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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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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How are sex hormones manufactured for HRT?

How are sex hormones manufactured for HRT?

Sex hormones: How are sex hormones manufactured for HRT? ANS: many different ways. I would google the ones you are interested in and see. Can also go to drugs.com for details. In old days isolated from pregnant mare's urine. May still be done depending on your source. ...Read more