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Category Archive for 'Menopause'

Hot flashes and/or night sweats, collectively called vasomotor symptoms (VMS), are the most common symptom of perimenopause/menopause.  The average duration of VMS is about 7 years, so more options to address this frequently significant symptom, are always welcomed.  While VMS can come in all sizes and shapes, varying from mild to severe and infrequent to […]

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Symptoms of fatigue and generalized aches and pains is a common discussion in my women’s health practice.  These symptoms also have some specifics related to menopausal women.  Fatigue is frequently reported by menopausal woman.  There are many possible explanations including: hypothyroid, insomnia, depression, allergies, anemias, chronic disease, chronic pain, adrenal dysregulation, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue […]

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Korean red ginseng has been used traditionally for the relief of some menopause symptoms, and also has some previously published data for this purpose.  In the current double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial, Korean Red Ginseng was studied in women with surgical menopause due to a gynecological cancer. This is important as women with surgical menopause can […]

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Difficulty sleeping/insomnia is one of the most common issues women face and is one of the most common complaints of women going through the menopause transition and the most common sleep disorder in the general population. Insomnia is defined as a sleep complaint that occurs at least three times per week for at least 3 […]

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in the uterus.  Most do not cause any symptoms and don’t require any investigation or treatment.  But, for some women, maybe about a third, women with uterine fibroids, also called uterine myomas may need a therapy—either to control abnormal uterine bleeding, reduce the size due to pressure […]

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Phytoestrogen compounds have been a subject of considerable research over the last several decades, especially those from soybeans, called isoflavones.   Studies on soy isoflavones and hot flashes/night sweats vary in dosages, but the average is 54 mg/day.  An  analysis of 36 publications: soy isoflavones, at an average of 54 mg per day for 6 weeks […]

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Many herbal options have been studied for the purpose of relieving menopause symptoms.  Black cohosh has been studied the most.  This current study evaluates the effectiveness of a combination of black cohosh and rhodiola, compared with black cohosh alone to relieve menopause symptoms.   Numerous symptoms are possible with perimenopause and/or menopause.  These include hot flashes/night […]

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Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms can include hot flashes/nightsweats, insomnia, anxiety, depression, cognitive changes, decline in sexual desire, and skin and mucus atrophy including the eyes, mouth, vulva, vagina and our general skin thinning, wrinkling and drying.  That list might seem long enough, but there can be others.   The good news is that not all women […]

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