Menopause: What Can You Do to Find Relief?
posted by OB/GYN | March 29, 2017
Menopause can be uncomfortable. Many of the symptoms last for several years, and can influence both physical and emotional changes in the female body.
The good news? Women with noticeable menopause symptoms have a large variety of treatment options to choose from. These can include prescription and over-the-counter medications and even simple home remedies. Some women may also find relief with alternative treatment, although few alternative methods have scientific evidence to prove their claims. Here’s a look at some of the treatment options you have available, and what you should consider with each.
Although there isn’t scientific evidence to back up their claims, some people find extra comfort and reduction of symptoms during menopause using a few alternative health methods. Many of these can be done with other forms of treatment, and some are being studied as stand-alone treatments. Always consult with your doctor before starting any alternative treatment methods, as some methods can negatively interact with other forms of treatment. These alternative methods include:
If you aren’t able to find relief from your menopause symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor. Beware of alternative treatment methods and always share your considerations with your doctor prior to starting any type of treatment. He or she will be able to help you come up with the best treatment plan for you.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.