Menopause treatment: medicines and natural remedies
The treatment for menopause can be carried out with the use of hormonal drugs, always under the guidance of the doctor, for some women this therapy is contraindicated, as in the case of those who have breast or endometrial cancer, lupus, porphyria or have had episodes of infarction or stroke.
In those in which it is not contraindicated, hormone replacement therapy can be prescribed, as it is able to reduce the intensity of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes (sudden heat or hot flashes), irritability, osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, vaginal dryness and emotional instability.
Within the pharmacological treatment indicated by the gynecologist for menopause is Hormonal Treatment (TH) with estrogens and/or progestogens.
The gynecologist may indicate the use of medications such as:
- Femoston, Estredox, Juvenum: contain the hormones Estradiol and Dydrogesterone in their composition.
- Climene: contain the hormones Estradiol and Progestagen Valerate in its composition.
In addition, antidepressants and tranquilizers may be indicated, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
The pharmacological treatment will depend on the hormonal therapy regimen that the doctor considers based on the clinical history of each woman. The evaluation of the effectiveness of the therapy is important, because the clinician will reevaluate the symptoms that the woman presents monthly or every 2 months after the beginning of the treatment.
Studies have shown that the use of simple oral estrogen therapy in women who have a uterus for 1 year increases the risk of cancer, because of the importance of a follow-up by the gynecologist throughout the treatment.
2. Natural remedies
The natural treatment of menopause can be carried out through the use of herbal medicines that must also be prescribed by a doctor, these are:
These natural medicines are a good way to find good health during menopause, however, they are contraindicated while taking the hormonal medicines prescribed by the doctor.
For the nutritional treatment of menopause, the daily consumption of foods that contain phytoestrogens such as soya and linaza is recommended, for example, because they have a composition whose composition is very similar to human estrogens and, for this reason, can help to reduce the symptoms of menopause.
It is recommended to consume 60 g of soy proteins per day so that this has an effect, mainly on the stresses that occur during menopause.
Other important advice is to increase the consumption of milk and its derivatives to combat osteoporosis; drink plenty of water to avoid skin dryness and hair loss; and prepare light meals in small amounts and always eat every 3 hours.
In addition to this, it is necessary to practice some type of physical activity to provide the release of endorphins in the blood stream that promote a feeling of well being.
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