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Is black kohosh the best thing for hot flashes?

Is black kohosh the best thing for  hot flashes?

Maybe it can help: Black cohosh is a widely studied herbal treament for hot flashes. Some studies have suggested it can help, others suggest no real benefit. So it becomes an individual choice. It may help you, and it is usually safe to try. Red clover has also been used. Lifestyle changes can help, too (stop smoking, exercise, some diet changes). Some rx other than hormones can help (paxil).If serious talk with doc. ...Read more

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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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What is the best remedy for hot flashes?

What is the best remedy for hot flashes?

See above: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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What is the best solution for hot flashes?

What is the best solution for hot flashes?

HRT: Hormone replacement therapy is the best way to cure hot flashes. Some women are not candidates for hormone replacement and there are a few other medications that may help alleviate the symptoms (effexor (venlafaxine) and Clonidine are examples). Your doctor can help you decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Whar is the best homeopathic remedy for menapausal hot flashes?

Many possibilities: There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with hot flashes. To find the one most likely to help you, please see an experienced classical (single remedy at a time) homeopath who can explore your case. There are hundreds of possibilities -- and you could get discouraged with trial and error alone. Short article abstract here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18194760. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for menapausel hot flashes?

There are a few options...: There are a variety of options available to assist women with managing the myriad amount symptoms associated with the climacteric. Hot flushes are one of the most common--and potentially challenging--consequences of the perimenopause and menopause to manage. Since there are many presentations & degrees of hot flushes that a woman may experience, treatment modalities range from botanical to pharmaceutical in nature. I would recommend that a patient who's life is being adversely affected by hot flushes, sit down with her gynecologist and review her medical history, symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Debatable : Black cohosh is used by some to combat hot flashes and insomnia related to menopausal decline. It's mechanism of action is unknown. It was once thought that it had estrogenic effects, but that has since been shown not to be the case. Estrogenic effects could lead to weight gain, but since it doesn't act this way weight gain should not be an issue. ...Read more

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What is the best natural / herbal solution for hot flashes?

What is the best natural / herbal solution for hot flashes?

Herbal 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 more

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What is natural remedy for hot flashes?

OPTIONS: First i would start treatment if your doctor recommended it. Not everyone experiences hot flashes , some that do can tolerate them, in others it may be uncomfortable. Supplements like vit c and primrose oil maybe enough for some, others may need medications like:neurontin, clonidine, sertraline or venlafaxine. Note these medications may be associated with there own side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes? What is the best way to treat frequent hot flashes? .

Many: There are a number of hormonal and non hormonal ways to treat hot flashes. This includes prescription medicines , over the counter products, and herbal remedies. My book "a woman's guide to hormone health" explores all these options in detail. It is available online or by emailing me at [email protected] ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes? What is the best way to treat frequent hot flashes? .

Depends on the cause: Can't say best treatment without knowing what is causing them, if low thyroid, then best to fix the thyroid problem, if due to low estrogen from menopause, then need a discussion with doctor about the pros/cons/risks/benefits of hormones, and the alternative treatments. If something else, then treatment would be different. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

Many good remedies: There are many effective ways to reduce vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes). Meditation, good diet, vitamin e, herbal remedies, medications, and hormonal treatments can all be used in specific cases. Talk to a women's health specialist. ...Read more

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What do doctors recommend in the way of natural remedies for having hot flashes?

What do doctors recommend in the way of natural remedies for having hot flashes?

Talk with your Dr: 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 is your #1 best advice for reducing hot flashes?

Check w/your doc: Get a medical evaluation. You're too young to be experiencing menopause without some unusual cause. Also, there are a variety of causes for hot flashes that have nothing to do with menopause or estrogen. ...Read more

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Does black cohosh help relieve menopause symptoms? I keep hearing about black cohosh as an alternative for hormone replacement therapy for menopause. What is it? Does it really work? .

Does black cohosh help relieve menopause symptoms? I keep hearing about black cohosh as an alternative for hormone replacement therapy for menopause. What is it? Does it really work?

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Hello. : Hello. There are studies that support that an extract of black cohosh can help menopausal symptoms to the same extent as a low-estrogen patch. Many women find this an attractive alternative to hormone replacement because there is no evidence that black cohosh thickens the endometrium or increases the risks for breast cancer or stroke. ...Read more

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Is it true yellow gold leaves a black mark on your face if youre low in iron? What are the best ways to increase iron?

Is it true yellow gold leaves a black mark on your face if youre low in iron? What are the best ways to increase iron?

No: That's one more bit of internet junk. If you're concerned about iron status, get with your physician. Both too much and too little are troublesome, and suggest serious underlying disease rather than something you'll handle with supplements alone. ...Read more

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I wanted to know what is the best OTC for hot flashes/sweating during the day?

flashe: You can try black cohosh herb and soy isoflavins, also vitex is safe. You may be premenopausal and need an evaluation with a doctor familiar with bioidentical hormones to get treatment after examinations for hormonal changes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

What is the difference between standardized black cohosh and black cohosh root?

consistent activity: Like all herbs, black cohosh root contains a large variety of chemicals. The best-studied standardized form, remifemin, has an extract equivalent to 20 mg of root containing 1 mg of 26-deoxyactein, one of the active ingredients. One can take the root instead of the extract but the amount of 26-deoxyactein will be less certain. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/blackcohosh-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Is black tea ok for the first trimester?

Is black tea ok for the first trimester?

Caffeine- pregnancy: Best to limit caffeine intake during pregnancy. White, red, yellow or green tea-may be a healthier choice than black - but consider making them decaffeinated. Even when not pregnant - best to limit these teas to 5 or less cups per day. ...Read more