Hormone Therapy


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3. Botanicals

People have been tapping into the potential of plants for centuries; natural botanicals actually form the base of almost 50% of today’s prescription drugs. It follows that taking the right plant compounds could help to relieve some menopause-specific symptoms (though it’s important to note that very little scientific evidence exists to support this claim).

Black cohosh is a leading supplement for menopause. Used in the short term (less than six months), it may help to relieve hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness. Evening primrose oil has been used to treat hot flashes, though it brings the possibility of more uncomfortable side effects for some women, and St. John’s wort is often used to control mood swings and anxiety.

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