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Whar Is The Best Homeopathic Remedy For Menapausal Hot Flashes
Many possibilities: There are many homeopathic remedies that can help with hot flashes. To find the one most likely to help you, please see an experienced classical (single remedy at a time) homeopath who can explore your case. There are hundreds of possibilities -- and you could get discouraged with trial and error alone. Short article abstract here: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18194760. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
OPTIONS: First i would start treatment if your doctor recommended it. Not everyone experiences hot flashes , some that do can tolerate them, in others it may be uncomfortable. Supplements like vit c and primrose oil maybe enough for some, others may need medications like:neurontin, clonidine, sertraline or venlafaxine. Note these medications may be associated with there own side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See above: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HRT: Hormone replacement therapy is the best way to cure hot flashes. Some women are not candidates for hormone replacement and there are a few other medications that may help alleviate the symptoms (effexor (venlafaxine) and Clonidine are examples). Your doctor can help you decide what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe it can help: Black cohosh is a widely studied herbal treament for hot flashes. Some studies have suggested it can help, others suggest no real benefit. So it becomes an individual choice. It may help you, and it is usually safe to try. Red clover has also been used. Lifestyle changes can help, too (stop smoking, exercise, some diet changes). Some rx other than hormones can help (paxil).If serious talk with doc. ...Read more
Talk with your Dr: 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
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
Acupuncture : There are many herbals and homeopathic remedies for migraine including feverfew, magnesium, and valerian root. One homepathic remedy by king bio called headache relief is very effective for acute onset. Other methods to combat migraines include meditation, aromatherapy (lavendar & peppermint oils), acupuncture (very effective), & avoiding sensory triggers (foods, smells, environmental triggers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cause of the: Pain needs to be delineated a little better before remedy can be recommended. ...Read more
Pregnancy?: Rescue sleep and rescue sleep liquid melts are reported to work by decreasing anxious ruminations. Do you have that problem? I do not know if these products are safe during pregnancy. Please don't take any herbal medications/ supplements without getting it ok'ed with your obstetrician. Sleep hygiene is the safest way to approach insomnia during pregnancy. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are a number of hormonal and non hormonal ways to treat hot flashes. This includes prescription medicines , over the counter products, and herbal remedies. My book "a woman's guide to hormone health" explores all these options in detail. It is available online or by emailing me at reaker@yahoo.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Can't say best treatment without knowing what is causing them, if low thyroid, then best to fix the thyroid problem, if due to low estrogen from menopause, then need a discussion with doctor about the pros/cons/risks/benefits of hormones, and the alternative treatments. If something else, then treatment would be different. ...Read more
Not really: Evening primrose oil seems better suited for pms symptoms than for menopausal hot flashes. There are better alternatives for menopausal symptoms, such as black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://tinyurl.Com/m49nkes and sage (salvia officinalis): http://tinyurl.Com/lzjz8dn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TLC and...: Acataminophen or Ibuprofen for fevers and aches. Nasal saline drops for stuffy nose. Cool mist vaporizer. Honey for cough since your kid is dee than 1 yr old. Over the counter cold medications are not recommended in kids younger than 4-6 yrs old (possibly under 12 yrs old!) because of side effects and safety. How your little one feels better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best type of hormone replacement therapy for treating hot flashes. I have up to thirty a day ?
What is the best progesterone medicine right now? What is ur feelings on all natural herbs and oils for menopause?
Number of treatments: There are a number of treatments with varied benefits. Hormone replace therapy such as estrogen can help however the risks and benefits need to be weighed. There is also low dose antidepressants such as Effexor which can be beneficial or clonidine. Some natural substances such as soy products or black cohosh can also help though a large daily amount would be recommended. ...Read more
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