An alternative method of correcting the status of women in menopause include the use of herbal medicines, vitamins and lifestyle changes.
Isoflavones are chemical compounds in soy and other plants, they are also called plant estrogens or phytoestrogens. Their chemical structure allows estrogen to freely produced in the body, but their effectiveness is significantly lower than the use of hormonal therapy. They contain only one thousandth of estrogen in comparison with the natural hormone.
Two types of isoflavones daidzein and genistein found in soy beans, lentils, peas and considered the most potent phytoestrogens.
Some studies have found that these compounds can ease hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. In particular breast cancer women who do not want to take hormone therapy, use soy products to relieve symptoms. However, some phytoestrogens have anti-estrogenic properties in certain situations, the risk of using these drugs is still not clear. One study showed that long-term use of fitoestrogenov in postmenopausal women leads to excessive growth of the uterine tissue, which can be a precursor to cancer.
Among the many women believed that plant estrogens safer therapy, however, scientific evidence for this yet was not. In order to fully characterize the efficacy and safety of plant estrogen, further long-term studies.
Supplements of vitamin E in the opinion of some women to help deal with the tides, but scientific knowledge is not yet able to confirm this opinion. Dose of more than 400 IU of vitamin E can cause cardiovascular disease and not safe.
Black tablelist popular in Europe the drug for relief of hot flashes, this herb is gaining popularity in the United States. Short term use of this plant for six months reduces menopausal symptoms and prevents severe side effects. However, at the moment, research on the effectiveness and safety of black tablelist there were no studies of its properties are currently under way.
A major study entitled "Herbal alternatives to combat the symptoms of menopause" tests the effectiveness of various herbal ingredients compared with estrogen therapy or placebo. After a year of special treatment to reduce the severity and frequency of tides of women taking herbal preparations, in particular tablelist, have been identified.
There are many substances and additives, which are presented as "natural" methods of treatment of menopausal symptoms, including herbal products. However, research has not shown any effectiveness of these drugs.
In women for whom treatment with the help of vaginal and oral methods of hormonal therapy are not suitable due to breast cancer, or for not wanting to use this method there are a number of other vaginal lubricants. However, they are not as effective and do not compensate the deficiency of estrogen.
Women can be spared from many of the symptoms of menopause by enterprise simple steps for a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise will strengthen the heart, get rid of osteoporosis and make the mind more stable. Proper nutrition and Smoking cessation reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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