BLOG

Symptoms & Treatments

Subscribe to "Symptoms & Treatments" Blog Alerts

Menopause

Fennel Eases Symptoms of Menopause

Fennel supplements ease bothersome menopausal symptoms, finds a new study. Fennel is rich in phytoestrogens, which mimic human estrogen.

Menopause

The Hot Flash/Diabetes Connection

For menopausal women, severe hot flashes and especially night sweats signal an increased risk for diabetes. Likely culprit? Sleep.

Menopause

Teas for Menopause: Give Hot Flashes and Other Symptoms the Sip

Certain teas can relieve menopause symptoms ranging from hot flashes to brain fog to low libido, according to naturopathic doctor Holly Lucille.

Menopause

Overweight? You Might Have Worse Hot Flashes

Menopause researchers used to believe that thin women were more likely to get hot flashes than overweight or obese women. The opposite appears to be true.

Menopause

Special Report: Is Hormone Therapy for Menopause Back?

A major new 18-year study finds that women who take hormone therapy for menopause aren't at risk for increased mortality. Is hormone therapy back?

The Natural Side of Menopause

Are You Afraid of Hormones?

Many women going through menopause are terrified of taking hormones. But Holly Lucille, ND, writes that bioidentical hormones are different.

Menopause

FDA-Approved Bioidentical Hormones for Menopause

Bioidentical hormones are popular choices for relief of menopause systems. But beware of products from compounding pharmacies.

Menopause

Special Report: A Safer Kind of Compounding Pharmacy for Bioidentical Hormones and More…

Compounding pharmacies, which supply millions of women with bioidentical hormones, have had safety issues. But there's a way to find safer ones.

Menopause

Reassuring News About Vaginal Estrogen for Menopause

Vaginal estrogen is effective at treating menopause symptoms including sexual and urinary problems. New research adds to the evidence for safety.

Menopause

A New Bioidentical Hormone Drug Is On the Horizon

Women who are considering hormone therapy after menopause may soon have a new pill option that is identical to naturally…

The Natural Side of Menopause

Powerful Plants for a Smooth Menopause

I think there is a place in life for everything—in healing and certainly in menopause. When it comes to menopause,…

Menopause

A Fountain of Youth for Your Vagina?

Better living through lasers? That's the promise of a new treatment for postmenopausal women experiencing vaginal changes that make having…

At the Heart of It All

Headaches? Memory Loss? Blame Menopause!

Chances are, you value your brain more than just about any other part of you. It has gotten you this…

At the Heart of It All

Let’s Talk About Sex…and How to Feel Sexy Again

Let’s talk about sex. As a cardiologist addressing women’s health, sex is a part of overall wellness. Leading a heart-healthy…

Menopause

Too late for estrogen?

I went through menopause nine years ago at age 45. Am I past the window for estrogen therapy? You haven’t…

Menopause

Hot flashes at 65…

I am a 65-year-old woman who still has hot flashes and night sweats. Is something wrong?  

Menopause

Hops for Hot Flashes

If you’re a woman going through menopause, you may be tempted to reach for a beer (or something stronger). Too…

Menopause

Rethinking Hormone Therapy

“Would you like hormones with your menopause?” Once upon a time, taking pills that contain estrogen—or later, estrogen plus progestin—was…

Menopause

A Pollen That Banishes…Hot Flashes

For women going through the menopausal transition, there’s no better discovery than a safe, natural, nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes…

Sleep

Natural Cures Tailored to Your Sleep Problem

Let’s say you have trouble sleeping. You want to avoid prescription and even over-the-counter sleep drugs, which can be habit-forming…