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Saw some menopause treatment advertised in french magazine. Safe?

Saw some menopause treatment advertised in french magazine. Safe?

Need more info: Us is regulated by fda and the french product might take time to reach approval here if you post info or link we can comment. ...Read more

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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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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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How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

How does hormone replacement therapy to treat menopause symptoms affect the risk of cancer?

Not likely: Hormone replacement therapy remains one of the most effective means of controlling and sometimes eliminating these symptoms. Our current thinking is that for healthy women in their 50s -- women who have not had breast cancer or a history of blood clots -- and have been experiencing the symptoms of menopause for less than 10 years, hormone therapy can be very effective for symptom relief. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

Hot flashes: The only appropriate way to take care of this is to see your PCP or gynecologist. Do not get "fancy" pills from fancy stores. ...Read more

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Why shouldnt I treat menopause symptoms with botanicals>magazines say they are good.?

Why shouldnt I treat menopause symptoms with botanicals>magazines say they are good.?

You can: May work better than an individual herb. You have to find what works for you. Be careful because many come from china and other 3rd world countries and they are not monitored by the fda. Use a company that tests all their raw ingredients for authenticity, purity and potency. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a type of dr. To see that can treat menopause symptoms without a prescription of some type?

Can you recommend a type of dr. To see that can treat menopause symptoms without a prescription of some type?

Holistic or...: Gynecologists are highly specialized physicians who care for women with menopausal symptoms regularly. The best treatments are prescription medications. Both hormonal and non-hormonal options are available. Holistic specialists and naturopaths may approach treatement with herbal and other natural remedies. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more