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What are some natural treatment methods for menopause?

Dr. Sankar Das Mahapatra

Obstetrician
Infertility Specialist
Gynecologist
Menopause is a common problem experienced by various women after a certain age. Menopause is associated with different symptoms, which are completely natural but often require medical treatment to relieve women from pain and discomfort. Some of these natural treatments for menopause problems include: • Black Cohosh: Derived from a buttercup species, black cohosh works wonders for hot flashes. A great short-term solution for treating night sweats and mild hot flashes, black cohosh also lowers the blood pressure. • Soy: Soy contains plant estrogens called isoflavones. Thus, it’s quite effective in decreasing menopausal symptoms. However, you should have soy only in food forms such as soy milk and tofu instead of powder or tablet form. • Flaxseed: Flaxseed is rich in lignans and Omega-3 fatty acids, which serve as phytoestrogens. Studies show that this substance relieves menstrual symptoms in women. But do not consume whole flaxseed because they are quite hard to digest. • Vitamin E: Suffering from hot flashes and vaginal dryness? The answer to your problems lies in vitamin E. Apply topical vitamin E oil to your vaginal region to enhance lubrication and decrease the intensity of hot flashes. • Exercises: Activities like breathing exercises, aerobics, and yoga treat sleep disruption and mood swings. Regular exercise is also helpful for reducing irritability and hot flashes in many women. You also get better quality sleep. Menopause is a turning point in a woman’s life, but it can be tough to deal with, especially if you’re unprepared early on. However, following the natural remedies from the start can help you get some respite from the symptoms of this condition.
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