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Q. My daughter insists that bio-identical hormones are superior to horse-derived hormones, and that they are safe to use over the long term. Every doctor I've asked says this is not so. Apparently bio-identical hormones are made in compounding pharmacies... (Read More)
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Q. After menopause, sex became painful and almost impossible. I tried Estring, an estrogen product you place up inside, but that caused a terrible yeast infection. I tried all kinds of lubricants, but they lost their slipperiness before correcting the... (Read More)
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Q. Recently you discussed black cohosh for hot flashes. I used it when I had that problem, but my liver enzymes became elevated and I needed further tests. A. We have heard from other readers that black cohosh can sometimes... (Read More)
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Q. I started having hot flashes during the summer and they were awful. A friend suggested maca root and I decided to try it. It works for me. I take a tablet after breakfast and another at lunch every other... (Read More)
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Q. I read that there is a new non-hormonal medicine coming out in November 2013 for hot flashes. It is called Brisdelle. What do you know about it? What side effects should I be aware of? A. The FDA approved... (Read More)
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Q. I read a question from a reader who wanted to know how to stop hot flashes without taking estrogen. I myself tried absolutely everything, believe me. Finally a friend told me about Estrovera, which is made of some sort... (Read More)
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Women have long been advised to take high doses of supplemental calcium to protect their bones, but a new study from China suggests that this may not be good advice for all. More than 300 women were randomized to receive... (Read More)
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Q. At 46, I'm approaching the time to decide how to treat menopause. I know that hormone replacement is the usual recommendation, but I have read about the negative consequences of HRT. I would like to know more about natural... (Read More)
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Q. Have you heard about maca root for low libido in postmenopausal women? I am looking for natural ways to boost my libido. Olive oil and coconut oil help vaginal dryness, but my problem now is having no interest in... (Read More)
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Q. I've been taking estradiol Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for hot flashes for many years. (I used to take Premarin.) My doctor asked me to stop the estrogen because she said she would get in trouble. Now I have hot... (Read More)
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The FDA has just approved an old antidepressant called paroxetine to ease symptoms of menopause. Although this medication was originally prescribed for depression under the brand name Paxil, it will now be offered in a lower dose as the brand... (Read More)
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Q. I am searching for information on a link between hypothyroidism severity and soy products. There is a lot of talk about the benefits and risks of soy these days...it's confusing! I read that I needed to increase soy post hysterectomy, but have... (Read More)
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Q. Here I am - 20 years older - and back to the same problems which caused me to start taking hormonoe replacement therapy (HRT) in the first place. After consulting with my nurse/doctor in October, I phased off my... (Read More)
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The link between breast cancer and hormone replacement therapy has been reinforced by a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It was part of the Women's Health Initiative, a huge research project started in 1991.... (Read More)
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A small study published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society, suggests that a Chinese herbal mixture called EXD (Er-Xian Decoction) may ease hot flashes. Investigators recruited 100 women in their 40s and 50s who were experiencing... (Read More)
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Q. I have been taking black cohosh for hot flashes for about six months with great success. Hot flashes were creeping back at about four months, so I discontinued black cohosh for a couple of weeks and then resumed. Once... (Read More)
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Q. I had a full hysterectomy at age 49. My health is excellent otherwise, with no smoking, regular exercise and alcohol in moderation. My gynecologist put me on Estratest. I felt great on this but my skin became extremely oily... (Read More)
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Soy-based products have long been promoted for easing menopausal symptoms, especially hot flashes. Part of the reason is that soy doesn't pose the same risks as prescription hormone replacement therapy. A new study involving almost 400 menopausal women for two... (Read More)
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Q. I have been reading about the problems of hormone replacement therapy on your website. Since discontinuing HRT I have been using St. John's wort and it has relieved many symptoms, including sleeplessness, stress and fits of temper. I don't... (Read More)
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Exercise has undisputed benefits for the heart. Now research on more than 3,000 women on Long Island demonstrates that exercise can also reduce a woman's chance of a breast cancer diagnosis after menopause. Regular exercise, between 10 and 19 hours... (Read More)
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