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  1. Frequently Asked Questions About Menopause

    WebMD helps answer some of the most frequently asked questions about menopause.

  2. Low-Dose Vaginal Estrogen for Dryness and Atrophy

    Drug details for Low-dose vaginal estrogen for dryness and atrophy.

  3. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Soy is high in isoflavones. Isoflavones are a type of phytoestrogen. Phytoestrogens are chemicals found in plants that work like estrogens. In some ways,the human body can use them like estrogens. 1 Are soy isoflavones effective? Osteoporosis. Eating lots of soy may help keep your bones strong,especially in the first 10 years after menopause. 2 (This is when your estrogen level drops and ...

  4. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Wild yam and progesterone creams are available without a prescription and are marketed for relieving perimenopausal symptoms caused by "estrogen dominance." Some women report finding relief with these products. Wild yam. Although wild yam cream is marketed as a source of natural progesterone,it does not contain progesterone,and the body cannot convert it into progesterone. 1 Progesterone ...

  5. Menopause Guide - Topic Overview

    Black cohosh,also known as black snakeroot or bugbane,is a medicinal root. It is used to treat women's hormone-related symptoms,including premenstrual syndrome (PMS),menstrual cramps,and menopausal symptoms. Black cohosh contains potent phytochemicals that have an effect on the endocrine system. How it works is not yet clear. Black cohosh is widely used in the United States,Australia,...

  6. Emotions and Menopause - Topic Overview

    The transition to postmenopause is a normal part of the aging process. It is also a time of physical changes. You can expect some emotional responses to these changes,both positive and negative. Menopause does not create serious emotional issues for most women. Many women celebrate a sense of freedom from birth control concerns and menstrual bleeding. Often women find this time of life ...

  7. Clonidine for Treating Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Clonidine for treating hot flashes.

  8. Hot Flashes and Menopause - Topic Overview

    A hot flash is a sudden sensation of intense body heat,often with profuse sweating and reddening of the head,neck,and chest. These symptoms can occur with mild to severe heart palpitations,anxiety,irritability and,rarely,panic. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of a woman's changing estrogen levels around the time of her last menstrual period ( menopause ). The biochemical cause ...

  9. Antidepressants for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Antidepressants for hot flashes.

  10. Gabapentin for Hot Flashes

    Drug details for Gabapentin for hot flashes.

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