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How can I treat the symptoms of menopause?

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Lots of things can help ease menopausal symptoms.

A healthy diet and regular exercise will help manage your symptoms and boost your health. To help with hot flashes, dress lightly and in layers. Avoid triggers like caffeine and spicy foods. And if you stay sexually active, that may help preserve your vaginal lining.

If you still have your uterus, your doctor might prescribe treatment with estrogen and progesterone. This is called combination hormone therapy (HT) or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It helps with hot flashes and night sweats, and it may help prevent osteoporosis. If you don’t have a uterus, you might get estrogen alone.

From: Your Guide to Menopause WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

Journal of Women's Health , Jan./Feb. 2006. 

The North American Menopause Society. 

The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. 

The National Women's Health Information Center. 

WebMD Medical News: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful at All?"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

SOURCES: 

National Institutes of Health. 

Journal of Women's Health , Jan./Feb. 2006. 

The North American Menopause Society. 

The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. 

The National Women's Health Information Center. 

WebMD Medical News: "Is Hormone Therapy Helpful at All?"

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on May 04, 2018

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