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Shared 36 alternatives to HRT

Try This: 36 Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Although hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is considered a safe and effective way to treat perimenopause symptoms, it still carries certain risks.

Because of this, many people have turned to home remedies and other holistic methods to help ease their symptoms.

While some of these therapies are backed by clinical research, many others have only scant or anecdotal evidence to support their use.

Always talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider before you try any alternative treatment. They can discuss possible dosage, side effects, and interactions with you.

Diet Changes

When you’re going through perimenopause, you may find that what you eat triggers certain symptoms.

Spiking blood sugar levels, for example, can lead to irritability and zap your energy. Dehydration can lead to increased hot flashes. And eating food high in sodium can make you retain water, making you feel bloated.

You may find that reducing the amount of refined, processed, and preservative-heavy foods in your diet improves how you feel.

Cut down on caffeine, alcohol, and spicy food

Limiting stimulants like coffee and tea may help reduce hot flashes. Spicy food may alsocontribute to the feeling of heat rising in your body.

Alcohol has been linked to making hot flashes worse, so indulge in moderation or cut it out completely.

Up your intake of calcium and vitamin D

As you age, your risk of osteoporosis increases. Vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium, is also essential. Consuming foods rich in calcium and vitamin D won’t just make your bones stronger, but can also boost your mood.

Read more…. Try This: 36 Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)


FDA Approves Menopause diagnostic tool

FDA Approves Diagnostic Test for Menopause Status

Women wondering how close to menopause they are may now have some more clues. On October 24, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing of PicoAMH Elisa, a diagnostic tool that can show a woman’s menopause stage.

“Diagnostic results about a woman’s menopausal status may prompt discussions about preventative care for women experiencing menopausal symptoms,” said Courtney Lias, PhD, director of the division of chemistry and toxicology devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a released statement. “This test, when used in conjunction with other clinical assessments and laboratory findings, can help inform discussions about preventative care, such as ways to help prevent loss in bone mineral density [osteoporosis] or to address cardiovascular disease, both of which are known to increase after menopause.”

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Tummy tuck could help resolve back issues

‘Tummy Tuck’ Surgery Could Help Resolve Back Pain and Incontinence

A new study finds medical benefits from this “cosmetic” surgery that isn’t usually covered by insurance.

In the study published this month, Taylor and his co-authors — from the Canberra Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinic in Australia and other institutions — looked at women who had given birth and who were planning on having a tummy tuck to see if the procedure could help with pain and urinary incontinence.

They studied 214 women who had an average of 2.5 deliveries and were an average age of 42 years old.

Before having tummy tuck surgery, they completed questionnaires assessing back pain and experiences with urinary incontinence and how both impacted their daily life.

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