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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.

Cast Announced For Long Wharf Theatre's Performance Of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL

GFOUR Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, proudly brings the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Long Wharf Theatre (222 Sargent Drive) in New Haven, Conn., for a limited engagement Friday, June 15 through Sunday ...

Published:  Mon, 21 May 2018 13:04:00 GMT



Creative women confront menopause: 'I'm so [freaking] sick of being embarrassed'

These Minnesotans are speaking out and even making art on the subject of menopause. Hip-hop artist Desdamona knew something was wrong at age 42, when excruciating stomach cramps forced her to leave a social event early. At home, she lay down but still ...

Published:  Fri, 18 May 2018 14:35:00 GMT



Meg Mathews: "I thought I had glandular fever - it was the menopause"

The former music PR turned health advocate tells Victoria Woodhall why she's on a mission to get the nation talking about menopause and the health secrets that worked for her When Meg Mathews appeared on Radio 4's Woman's Hour in February to talk about ...

Published:  Sat, 19 May 2018 18:21:00 GMT



Let's talk about menopause support - because it's not just older women who are affected

Menopause affects women of different ages but sometimes, not at all (Picture: Getty) When I saw the headlines this week, where deputy governor for monetary policy at the Bank of England Ben Broadbent described the UK economy as menopausal, which he ...

Published:  Sat, 19 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Columnist Mandy Rhodes delivers a personal, passionate call for greater awareness of the menopause and what can be done to ease impact

ONE of my funnier moments in life was going to a menopause support group - a bit like an AA for women of a certain age - where one woman confessed she had no menopausal symptoms but was there to make friends. Why would you even do that The idea that ...

Published:  Sun, 20 May 2018 04:24:00 GMT



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