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Alternatives to HRT

What alternatives are there to HRT?

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Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.

  • Made from fermented soya beans
  • Support for all stages of the menopause
  • Also contains magnesium and hibiscus

A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.

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  • Ann Hyde 's photo avatar
    Ann Hyde — 12.08.2017 16:34
    I need something to stop the hot flushes, I am not allowed HRT from doctors so need something herbal maybe, any suggestions please

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    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 14.08.2017 12:29
      Hi Ann You could try the sage tablets, these are specifically for hot flushes but are not known to contain any oestrogen like HRT. https://www.avogel.co.uk/herbal-remedies/sage-tablets-menoforce/index.php

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    Ann — 01.08.2017 09:34
    Hello. I'm 48 and pretty sure l'm perimenopause. Experiencing irregular heavy periods and hot flushes. With this can you also suffer from pains around the groin area and embarrasing occurances of flatulance or is this non related.

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      eileen — 02.08.2017 09:53
      Hi Ann Groin pain can be caused by a number of factors such as weakening of the pelvic floor muscles but it is best to get this checked out by your doctor first. Falling oestrogen can often affect the digestion resulting in wind or cramping or constipation. You may find cutting carbohydrate foods down (these are the worst culprits!) and drinking lots of water can help. Some women find taking a course of probiotics can improve things, you can get these from healthfood shops.

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    Maxine — 06.04.2017 19:53
    I have been prescribed Vagifem and been using this for 2 month! But not really noticing any difference especially with the vaginal dryness! What is there that I can use for this as it's quite sore when my husband and I have intercourse and it's putting me off!! I don't like taking HRT treatments!! And would like to stop doing this but my doctor said I can't come off the Vagifem instantly! Why? What else can I take to overcome mainly vaginal dryness and hot flushes?

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      eileen — 07.04.2017 09:46
      Hi Maxine You could try Sea Buckthorn Oil capsules, these are known to help with vaginal dryness see www.omega7.co.uk for more info. You could also try our Menopause Support, this is traditionally used to help gently raise and balance oestrogen. You can also get natural lubricants from your health shop such as Sylk or Yes.

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    • Sarah's photo avatar
      Sarah — 30.10.2017 19:37
      There is a wonderful lubricant called YES It will bring a new buzz to your sex life. Goodbye dryness. All the best

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Menopause support – Soy Isoflavones for all stages of the menopause

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Menopause Support can be used to help you through all stages of the menopause.
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Did you know?

You won’t get the menopause the minute you turn 50! The average starting age is actually between 45 and 55 and it can often depend on a number of factors including hereditary, weight and health, however every single woman will have an individual menopause.

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