Even in low doses estrogen prevents bone loss at menopause in the vast majority of women.
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Some women who use a combination of estrogen and progestin to control the symptoms of menopause might find symptoms return when they stop the hormones.
Short term hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is appropriate for peri and postmenopausal women.
Experts recommens over the counter dietary supplements among the first lines of defense in the treatment of the symptoms of menopause.Treatment of Menopause Symptoms
Eight internationally renowned women's health experts, lead by Lila Nachtigall, MD, recommend over-the- counter dietary supplements among the first lines of defense in the treatment of the symptoms of menopause.
NCCTG Study Compares Venlafaxine and Progestational Agents in Reducing Hot Flashes: A Menopause Symptom
The trial demonstrated that a single dose of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), alleviated hot flashes (menopause symptom) more than did the daily use of the oral antidepressant venlafaxine (Effexor).
The findings should help to look for other methods that can help control the common symptoms of menopause.
The Task Force did not examine the combined estrogen and progestin for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, only for the prevention of chronic disease.
The expanding waistline and increasing cholesterol levels many women face after menopause may be a factor in the stiffening of their arteries.
An exercise program during and after menopause should include weight bearing and resistance exercise to help increase or maintain bone density and prevent osteoporosis.
Women not experiencing severe symptoms of menopause should simply wait out their bodily changes without the help of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
A National Institutes of Health consensus panel announced on March 24th that women not experiencing severe symptoms of menopause should simply wait out their bodily changes without the help of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).