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Doctor insights on: Menopause Remedies

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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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What is the best treatment for menopause?

What is the best treatment for menopause?

Depends on desires: The best treatment is the one you will trust and follow. Hormone replacement therapy is ideal for treating acute symptoms and preventing bone loss, colon cancer, plaque formation, dementia, vaginal dryness and other consequences of lack of estrogen. Some people feel more comfortable with herbal products. Depends on your goals and need to discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for menopause?

Are there treatment guidelines for menopause?

Menopause: In a nut shell, use the lowest dose of hormones for the shortest period of time. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me what is the best remedy for lost libido in menopause?

Can you tell me what is the best remedy for lost libido in menopause?

Lost libido: A couple quick tips: Address vaginal dryness if it's present. Focus on foreplay to help reconnect you to your sexual drive. Talk to your partner openly about your struggles and ask them to get on board to help. ...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 safe treatment for menopause after tah bso?

What is safe treatment for menopause after tah bso?

Hormone replacement: Estrogen replacement therapy cones in many forms, patch, gel, sprays, creams, and pills to replace the missing estrogen from the ovaries that have been surgically removed. ...Read more

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When do you start treatment for osteoporosis post menopause and what are the best options for treatment ?

When do you start treatment for osteoporosis post menopause and what are the best options for treatment ?

Varies on a lot: B4-a treatment 4 osteoporosis in a postmenopausal woman, , many factors need 2 b entered into the equation in order 2evaluate where u r in age, bone bensity, risk factors, family history ; ur past hx of fractures ; falls or fall risk. Then ur internist uses this data ; will decide on a tailored plan 4 u.Just being postmenopausal does not have a universal rx plan.C an internist who treats osteoporos. ...Read more

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Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Treatment for ovarian failure/premature menopause?

Estrogen replacement: Depending on your symptoms that may be early ovarian failure, tests can be done to see if your estrogen level is low. You can also obtain an amh level to determine if your ovarian reserve is truly low. If you need to take estrogen supplementation, Progesterone will need to be given each cycle as well if you still have a uterus. Your age and any medical issues may determine if you can take estrogen. ...Read more