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Menopause relief naturally?

Menopause relief naturally?

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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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more


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Any natural approaches to menopause?

Yes: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www.Cascadewomenshealth.Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.Pdf. ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Menopause relief from remifemin?

Menopause relief from remifemin?

Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Can you use natural hormone replacement for menopause?

Yes: Absolutely one could use bioequivalent ie natural hormone replacement for menopause. I especially recommend it to patients whos are very sensitive to synthetic hormone replacement therapy. There are quite a few compounding pharmacies that can help one obtain these types of hormones for treatment. ...Read more

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Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

Natural remedies to lower female dhea levels?

DHEA: Dhea is the precursor for stress hormones and adrenal hormones, high level is generally beneficial, but excess levels are associated with increased hair growth in women. Discuss with your doctor and consider natural remedies to boost female hormones like phytoestogens. ...Read more

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Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Are progesterone creams good menopause treatments?

Not very good: In natural or surgical menopause (removal of both ovaries) the problem is lack of estrogen. Giving estrogen to women who have not had their uterus removed (hysterectomy) increases the risk of uterine cancer, so we give Progesterone or synthetic progestins to protect the uterus. Progesterone as skin cream is not enough to protect the uterus, but can reduce hot flashes and does not prevent bone loss. ...Read more

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

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Black cohosh or bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream to help balance hormones in perimenopause?

No data.: Bio-identical hormones is a topic vastly argued in our field. As it stands now, you should be cautious using bio-identical hormones because there is no control over how they are mixed and produced, and there is no data about what is a safe and efficacious formulation and dosage. Speak with your doctor about this for a more in depth conversation and to determine if it is actually needed for you. ...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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What are natural remedies for female and male menopause?

Many: First, male menopause is a myth. It doesn't exist. Second there are a number of proven remedies for symptoms of female menopause. The key is dissecting the wheat from the chaff. In other words, there is a lot of false claims and promotion in menopause remedies. I have written a book called "a woman's guide to hormone health" that outlines many natural, proven remedies. ...Read more

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How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

How are estrogen & progesterone produced naturally?

By the follicle: An amazing dance of hormones coordinates the reproductive system. One of the thousands of egg sacs that are in the ovary matures each month during the reproductive years. During the first two weeks of the menstrual cycle, the follicle releases estradiol, a potent estrogen. After releasing its egg, the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes Progesterone instead. ...Read more

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Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Which natural product treats hot flashes?

Hot flashes: Before you start on natural product treats please see your doctor about the hot flashes. This should not stop you taking natural products but I am not certain they are causing the flushes. One other idea. Stop drinking the natural products for at least a week if you have already started. ...Read more

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Can natural hormone replacement help with breast growth?

Can natural hormone replacement help with breast growth?

Bad idea: It is not a good idea to alter the size of your breasts by altering your hormone levels. The level of one hormone has a huge effect on the level of the others and so adjusting one can have a widespread effect and results that you may not anticipate or want. If you want larger, more shapely breasts your best best is to go with a breast implant. ...Read more

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Are menstrual cycle changes natural as we age?

Are menstrual cycle changes natural as we age?

Depends: All depends of what you mean by natural, any excess bleeding, blood clots, severe pain is never normal and you should see a doctor if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

How effective is natural hormone replacement in fibromyalgia?

Possibility of good: When you check the saliva test of a patient with fibromyalgia, you often find several deficiencies. Treat what you find to be deficient and the possibility of good results is high. ...Read more

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What natural hormones work as contraceptives?

Natural?: Hi. What on earth do you mean by "natural" hormones? All REAL hormones are natural! And synthetic molecules that work at human hormone receptors are doing what they're supposed to do. Can you put on your big girl panties and get over the "natural" nonsense? There are countless excellent birth control preparations. If estradiol and progesterone worked as well, we'd use them. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some natural testosterone boosters?

What are some natural testosterone boosters?

Natural T increase: Exercise is the most effective way to increase T, especially weight lifting ...Read more

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