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Severe Menopausal Symptoms
Is there anything that can be purchased OTC for severe menopausal symptoms? (no insurance) I am 42. Have been experiencing all of the symptoms of menopause. The most disturbing of which is extreme mood swings (without notice), uncontrolled weeping, severe
I : I don't know that it will do the trick, because it is usually for mild symptoms - but you might consider black cohosh. ...Read more
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
Exercise : One of the best methods of treating menopausal symptoms is regular cardiovascular exercise, 60 min a day. Good sleep hygiene is another. As it is a healthy diet and avoiding caffeine and alcohol. None of the over-the-counter supplements have been proven to be effective. There are some medications which can be effective but you need to see your doctor to discuss this. Best of luck. ...Read more
Not only by hormones: There are multiple options for treating menopausal symptoms, but it's important to realize that not all of the options include using hormones. Sometimes hormonal treatment is the best option, but sometimes mood medications, herbal remedies, or behavioral techniques are the best answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural hormones. : Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read more
I am taking one pill of Manhae a day since 8 months for my menopausal symptoms. Can I take it continous, non stop like am.doing? Any concerns?
Manhae: I have gone online and looked up Manhae. I think without exception each of the documents were not from the USA or UK. It suggests that it is not a good idea but please go online and see what you can make of what you read. Doesn't seem good to me but that is your call. ...Read more
I have been taking phytob for my flushing menopausal symptoms for 4 years, when I stop it they recur, I am 57 y/old and want to try something diferent, ?
Volcano alert: Sometimes hot flashes feel like a volcano erupting, other times like a lava lake. Menopause transition average 5 years (sometimes 10 years but less symptoms over time). Does phyto-b work when you use it? Other supplement choices: black cohosh, vitex/chaste berry, acupuncture. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Hormone therapy did -- and still does -- help with menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Some women still take them even though they are not as safe as once believed. For women who are experiencing or have just gone through menopause the risks of heart disease, stroke, and breast cancer are quite low, although not zero. Check out www.Menopause.Org or see your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more
Yes, certainly: Mine does. I bet yours does too, or call our office. ...Read more
Had a lupron (leuprolide) injection a month ago but not having any menopausal symptoms. Is this common?
Yes.: Not everyone who receives leupron has vasovagal side effects. ...Read more
I have been prescribed 1ML of progesterone creme twice daily to help control menopausal symptoms is this safe, what are the side effects?
Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more
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