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Can i safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Can i safely take succinic acid to help with menopausal symptoms, especially weight gain? I take a multi-vitamin and cranberry supplement daily.

Safe but not proven : I know of no evidence that succinic acid helps with weight gain related to menopause. It is a component of amberen, which claims to have studies showing it helps hot flashes, headaches & anxiety, but even they don't claim their studies show it helps weight loss. I am skeptical about it helping but it seems safe to try (though I am concerned it contains msg). See comment:. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What vitamins are good for menopause?

What vitamins are  good for menopause?

If you: Eat a healthy diet, vitamins won't help you with menopause. Make sure, however, that you get in sufficient calcium and vitamin d and that your d level isn't low, as that can lead to further bone loss. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter vitamins I can take for my menopause?

Are there over-the-counter vitamins I can take for my menopause?

Yes: Black cohosh has been shown in some studies to show some benefit. There are also some yam products which have some studies supporting its use. ...Read more

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Has any one found that taking vitamins and soy helps with menopause symptoms?

Has any one found that taking vitamins and soy helps with menopause symptoms?

Probably not: Vitamins are not known to help with menopause symptoms, but taking calcium and vitamin d may help protect your bones from osteoporosis, which develops after menopause. Soy foods were thought to help with symptoms, but the latest study did not show that they had any effect. ...Read more

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What vitamins should I take if i'm menopausal?

What vitamins should I take if i'm menopausal?

Depends: But my short list for all women is calcium, magnesium, vitamin d and fish oil. The rest depends on you diet, fitness and any other medical conditions or family history. ...Read more

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Why should vitamins with iron be avoided after menopause?

Why should vitamins with iron be avoided after menopause?

Iron accumulates: When you are menstruating every month you lose red blood cells which contain iron, so iron rich foods and sometimes iron supplements are good. Too much iron can damage cells, so when you aren't disposing of excess iron through menstruation, it can accumulate. That's why post menopause you should not take iron supplements unless you are anemic. ...Read more

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Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend i take to combat some of the perimenopause symptoms?

Peri-menopausal women: what vitamins do you reccomend i take to combat some of the perimenopause symptoms?

Bioidentical hormone: The symptoms of perimenopause are mainly due to either Estradiol deficiency or Progesterone deficiency, or both. Taking vitamins doesn't help the production of these hormones. Look into bioidentical hormone replacement. Also, get a thorough evaluation to make sure there isn't another cause of your symptoms, for example, thyroid deficiency. ...Read more

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I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair. Help! i take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

I'm just starting menopause and seem to be loosing hair.  Help!  i take a good vitamin for hair, skin and nails and a good multi vitamin as well.

Possibly menopause: Hair loss is common during menopause. Vitamins will not prevent it. Loss of hair can also be due to other things like hypothyroidism. You should see your doctor if you are concerned about it. ...Read more

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I'm vitamin B12 deficiency.im getting injections.Also test came back with early pre menopause.Some symptoms are the same with B12 and menopause?

I'm vitamin B12 deficiency.im getting injections.Also test came back with early pre menopause.Some symptoms are the same with B12 and menopause?

Yes: They have overlapping symptoms. Best to do now is to replace the b12 which is easily done. Once level is normal, you can take b12 def off the table and see what other symptoms remained. ...Read more

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