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Menopause Symptoms Relief

Menopause is a time of dramatic physical and emotional changes in a woman's life. Most women have lots of questions and concerns about symptoms and how to relieve them using conventional and alternative/complementary methods. Emaxhealth reporters bring you the most up-to-date information on how to cope and live with menopause and all of its facets.

Pine Tree Bark Extract Might Relieve Menopausal Symptoms

Switzerland-based Horphag Research's Pycnogenol -- an extract derived from the bark of the pine tree Pinus pinaster -- might ease menopausal symptoms, including fatigue, headaches, vaginal dryness and menstrual problems, according to a study to be published in the upcoming issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reuters Health reports.

For the study, Han-Ming Yang of Ham-Ming Hospital in Taiwan and colleagues randomly assigned 155 women ages 45 to 55 either 100 milligrams of Pycnogenol or a placebo pill twice daily for six months.

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Effect Of Hormone Therapy On Risk Of Heart Disease May Vary By Age And Years Since Menopause

Secondary analyses of findings from the Women's Health Initiative suggest that women who begin hormone therapy within 10 years of menopause may have less risk of coronary heart disease due to hormone therapy than women farther from menopause.

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