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What are some alternative therapies for menopause symptoms?

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Plant-based estrogens and herbal products like black cohosh are sold to help hot flashes, but their effectiveness is not proven. Women with a history of breast cancer should avoid them, because of the concern that they may increase the risk of recurrence. Talk to your doctor before taking any of these therapies.

From: Treatment of Menopause Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

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?"




Journal of the American Medical Association , March 5, 2008.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

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?"




Journal of the American Medical Association , March 5, 2008.

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

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