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Menopause Vitamins Supplements
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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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