Saturday, August 16, 2008

Fear not! There are answers out there!

From the same site that gave the symptoms list a selection of treatments are discussed:

Managing Menopause

What are the Options? Whether you choose conventional hormone replacement therapy or alternatives, or a combination of both, the general concepts of health—eating a nutritious diet, getting sufficient exercise and changing your lifestyle—are especially appropriate during the menopausal journey.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – Often prescribed to help with the symptoms of menopause, ERT, HRT or NHRT may have a number of benefits, such as preventing bone loss, but they also cause some side effects. Depending on your situation, you may decide to use hormones on a short-term basis, a longer-term basis, or not at all.

DHEA or Testosterone for Women
Hormone Replacement and Breast Cancer
Human Identical Hormones for HRT
Natural Progesterone, What Role in Women's Healthcare
Premarin, Facts and Opinions
Progesterone FAQ
Synthetic Progestins and Natural Progesterone, Differences
Tamoxifen for Prevention of Breast Cancer
Testosterone and Its Benefits to Women
Typical HRT Products
Where to get Natural Hormones (Compounding Pharmacies)

Alternatives to HRT – Some women cannot, or choose not, to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There is a host of supplements including herbs, vitamins, and minerals that many women find helpful.

Herbal Allies: Introduction to Herbs
Remedies for Menopausal Symptoms

Exercise – Using stairs and increasing daily walking time are two of the best exercises we can do. Read more about general fitness and flexibility, breathing, tension release and ways to boost energy during perimenopause and menopause--including some specific exercises.

Lifestyle – Learn about some ways to handle anger, depression and stress, the importance of emotional support and the benefits of aromatherapy.

Here's the link to the AWARE site I've been quoting as well as a couple of others I found.

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