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Relief for the Symptoms of Menopause

Frequent and embarrassing hot flashes, mood issues, dryness, weight gain and more are just some of the challenging symptoms of hormonal fluctuation in all stages of menopause. There's obviously no cure for menopause but many use prescription and over the counter medications to assist with relieving some of the symptoms. If the effects of menopause are frequently impacting your life in a negative basis you may be searching for options for managing the symptoms of menopause.

Frequently used Menopausal Products:

  • HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy
    Prescribed by a doctor, HRT can relieve many of the symptoms of menopause. It also helps prevent osteoporosis and certain cancers. The down side of HRT is that it increases chances of breast, ovary and uterine cancer. It can also raise the possibility of having a stroke and heart disease.
  • Antidepressants
    Doctors frequently prescribe anti-depressants for mood swings and hot flashes associated with menopause. Some side effects are typical with anti-depressants but vary depending on the drug selected.
  • Clonidine
    Typically used for handling high blood pressure, Clonidine is often prescribed for assisting women with severe hot flashes. However the side effects of Clonidine can prohibit women from continued use. Some of those include sleeplessness, dizziness, depression and more.
  • Gabapentin
    This medication is used to handle seizures but also provides some relief for severe hot flashes. Side effects can significant with dizziness, drowsiness and blurd vision.
  • Vaginal estrogen
    For those experiencing problems with dryness and urinary issues, doctors will prescribe vaginal estrogen cream to help.

Natural Options

  • Vitamins
    Many experts suggestion vitamins such as Omega 3 tablets for help in managing menopause symptoms. Omega 3 vitamins are often effective with the emotional aspect of menopause.
  • Exercise
    Exercise has proven to improve many physical and psychology symptoms of menopause. Many women are able to eliminate medications and other methods used for menopause with regular exercise. This may include walking, swimming and other low impact exercise. Yoga is often good for muscle tone, stretching and stress reduction.
  • Healthy Diet
    A balanced diet rich in vitamins is said to improve the symptoms of menopause for several patients. Many experts also specifically recommend soybeans in a woman's diet to help with menopause.
  • Eliminate Caffeine
    For those that struggle with a good night's sleep, reducing or eliminating caffeine can have a positive effect.
  • Natural Hormonal Remedies
    Include the mix of natural ingredients such as herbs, vitamins and minerals to reduce the effects of menopause. These options do not require a prescription, are affordable and typically come with zero negative side effects.

Beauty entrepreneur Liz Earle, 54, reveals the emotional rollercoaster she experienced when starting the menopause - while caring for her new born

At Liz Earle's London pied-a-terre, all is calm, orderly and fragrant, as you'd expect from one of Britain's foremost authorities on beauty and wellbeing. Scented candles burn, the fire flickers and a terrier snoozes peacefully. Fresh-faced and ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:01:00 GMT



Song of the Day - Menopause The Musical

Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." Now in it's 16th year, Menopause The Musical is playing at the Playhouse At Westport Plaza now through March ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:07:00 GMT



Menopause may worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

MONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests. While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than in men, and women with RA have more severe physical decline ...

Published:  Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:41:00 GMT



EndoBreak: After Menopause, Take the Stairs; Don't Try Kratom For T2D

A Wisconsin father was charged with homicide after failing to check the glucose levels of his son -- who had type 1 diabetes -- and subsequently died due to complications. (USA Today) According to a new CDC report, there were roughly 12 million emergency ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:47:00 GMT



Mum reveals how her miracle baby defied doctors who told her she'd never be a parent after going through the menopause at 11-years-old

AMANDA Lewis piled on weight, cried daily and her periods had stopped - all signs of the menopause, but she was just 11 years old. Having gone from a size 8 to an 18 in just months, Amanda was diagnosed with premature ovarian insufficiency - the ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:21:00 GMT



Top tips that'll help you survive the menopause

Supermodel Yasmin Le Bon, 53, recently opened up about how she had been affected, revealing she suffered from fatigue and aches and pains as well as developing a "layer of padding all over" . And she's not alone. Once women hit their 40s, they ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:25:00 GMT



'Menopause The Musical' performances set at IUP

GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show "Meno-pause The Musical" to the Toretti Auditorium at the Kovalchick Complex in Indiana for two performances on Saturday, March 10, at 2:30 ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:49:00 GMT



Let's talk about menopause, for real

MINNEAPOLIS - The things women whisper about are often Kerri Miller's favorite topics to bring to her MPR radio show or her SmartSex podcast, but menopause "I have never done a show about this because it's a bit of a lift," Miller said. Well times ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:09:00 GMT



How menstruating before 10, reaching menopause earlier than 45 cause stroke

Women who start their period before 10 years old, or enter the menopause younger than 45, have an increased risk of suffering a stroke, new research suggests. Menstruating before the age of 13 is often caused by obesity, which also puts individuals at a ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:02:00 GMT



Live Two-Day Seminar with Menopause Taylor

Menopause Taylor (Barbie Taylor, M.D.) will host a live two-day seminar to provide women with a unique, comprehensive, and unbiased education on menopause and beyond, regardless of their learning styles, timelines, or budgets. Utilizing slides, props ...

Published:  Sun, 11 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



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