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Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual periods. Production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone fluctuates in the years leading up to menopause, then declines. Symptoms may include hot flashes and night sweats, disturbed sleep, vaginal dryness or itching, bladder problems, and mood changes.

Women have a number of options for treating menopausal symptoms, including estrogen—currently the most effective treatment for many symptoms—nonestrogen prescription drugs, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

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The Hormone Foundation

Dr. Lysette Iglesias M.D.

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