All women face menopause after the age of 50 years. Menopause
occurs over a few years and this time can be very trying for a
woman. A reduction in production of the female hormone estrogen
and progesterone results in osteoporosis, hot flushes and
general fatigue. A lot of research in this field has created
effective menopause treatments. Since hormones are involved,
all menopause treatments should be in consultation with one's
Menopause treatment begins with a change in a woman's dietary
habits. One has to take calcium in the form of tablets or in
natural dairy products and vegetables. She must decrease
consumption of caffeine products like tea and coffee. This is
helpful in preserving bone density and increases absorption of
Other menopause treatments include physical exercises to build
strong bones. This must be in the form of a brisk walk or
weightlifting exercises to strengthen her bones. Exercising
regularly also helps in weight reduction. It is good for the
heart and can reduce one's cholesterol level.
Menopause treatments for hot flushes involve consumption of
natural products like soy and tofu that contain natural
estrogens. One can have them in raw or cooked form. Scientific
studies indicate that soy definitely reduces hot flushes.
Several medicines can form a part of menopause treatments. The
intake of belladonna and clonidine can considerably reduce hot
flushes. However, one must study their side effects before
consuming them. Some medicines induce sleep while others can be
dangerous for those having blood pressure.
Another very popular menopause treatment is hormone replacement
therapy. This therapy involves taking the estrogen and
progesterone hormones orally or in the form of topical creams.
Women who have their uterus intact must take both hormones in
regulated doses. It is important to decide the dose as per the
doctor's directions since the intake varies from person to
A doctor's guidance is a prerequisite for hormone therapy.
Estrogen replacement can banish all symptoms of menopause like
hot flushes, fractures and help build bone mass. This is
because this form of menopause treatment can lead to breast
cancer, blood clots and a host of other medical problems. It is
important to know the woman's medical record and family history
of cancer. Women who are prone to cancer are not advised this
Hormone therapy is available in the form of tablets and creams.
Women under 50 years experiencing early menopause can safely
take these types of menopause treatments. However, one must
undertake a mammogram once in two years, if on hormone therapy.
A host of menopause treatments is now widely available due to
rapid advances in science. However, a woman must take a
suitable treatment according to her needs and strictly under a
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