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Monday, 09 October 2006 18:51

Alternatives to HT
Before you try any of these approaches you should seek information about them from a licensed healthcare practitioner and discuss the safety and effectiveness of these therapies. Always check with your doctor first before using these products as they may interact with another drug you are taking, or may have possible side effects.

Black Cohosh Black cohosh is an herb sold as a dietary supplement in the United States. It is known as both Actaea racemosa and Cimicifuga racemosa, a member of the buttercup family and perennial plant that is native to North America.

Healthy Support with Soy While soy is not a replacement for prescription medication, fourteen clinical trials show that soy can help you manage midlife by reducing hot flashes and other common symptoms of menopause.

Complementary and Alternative Options More women are turning to complementary and alternative options for relieving their menopause symptoms because they want to avoid the risks associated with conventional treatments. Many people are looking for more holistic, natural approaches. Interest in alternative therapies is quickly growing.

Lifestyle Modifications
The menopause transition is the perfect time to become an active participant in your healthcare. Achieve and maintain the health goals you've always thought about before menopause and start today.

Move Your Body With all of these questions weighing you down, it is easy to forget the most important ingredients to remain healthy through the change.  Eating healthy, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake and exercising regularly are constants throughout our lives.  These are the flour, sugar, butter and eggs of our chocolate chip cookies, if you will.  You cannot make the cookies without adding these staple items.
Looking Good It is easy to concentrate strictly on health concerns as we age. Am I taking enough calcium? Am I eating right? Sleeping right? How’s my cardiovascular health? What about my cholesterol levels? These questions are great and very healthy ways of thinking. You should be applauded for being concerned with your biological well-being. Although I don’t hear a lot of these topics being discussed on “Desperate Housewives”, the characters all have great wardrobes and are aging so gracefully! Do you think Susan’s on hormone therapy?

Hormone Therapy
The information on HT can be overwhelming and at times can even appear contradictory.  As more data appears from clinical trials, staying up to date is a daunting task.  Sorting through the information is imperative in making the decision to use HT (as any other treatment should be).

Points to Consider
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Transdermal Therapy

From pills to transdermals, there are so many different choices when it comes to estrogen therapy. Take a closer look at the difference between ET pills and patches in The Patch Difference video.

Menopause is a natural part of every woman's life but the journey is unique for each. You may have questions and concerns about what to expect from the transition and how menopause will affect your health and life. It's important to have a thorough discussion about these topics with your doctor. Create your own Discussion Guide: The following list of Questions for Your Doctor can be customized and printed for your next doctor's appointment.

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