Your Guide to Menopause
Are There Any Treatments to Help the Symptoms of Menopause? continued...
Prescription and OTC medication for vaginal dryness and sleep problems. Topical estrogen, lubricants, and non-estrogen prescriptions can treat vaginal dryness and painful sex. Sleep aids can help with trouble sleeping.
Nontraditional therapies. There are many unproven methods for treating menopause symptoms, some more effective than others. Acupuncture, meditation, and relaxation techniques are harmless ways to ease the stress of menopause, and some people believe they help. Many women also try herbal or natural remedies. Talk to a doctor before trying any of these.