Natural Remedies For Menopause

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Menopause is not a disease—it’s a natural part of life. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful:

What You Need To Know:

• Control symptoms with isoflavones
Supplements containing at least 80 to 100 mg a day of isoflavones from soy or red clover may help control symptoms

• Cool down with black cohosh
Some people have found 20 mg of a concentrated herbal extract twice a day relieves hot flashes

• Eat soy and flaxseed
Make foods high in phytoestrogens, such as flaxseed, tofu, soy milk, tempeh, and roasted soy nuts, a regular part of your diet

• Find relief with exercise
Even light aerobic activities can help reduce menopausal symptoms

• Quit smoking
Smokers are more likely to experience hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full menopause article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.