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Alternatives to HRT

What alternatives are there to HRT?


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  • Justine Potgieter 's photo avatar
    Justine Potgieter — 02.01.2018 00:03
    Hi I will be having a hysterectomy soon and been told I can't have HRT. So I am looking at other alternatives to take. I am going through the side affects of hot flushes etc due to medication I was on called zoldaic. What would you suggest I can take?


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      eileen — 04.01.2018 13:27
      Hi Justine Please can you let me know why you were on this medication, thanks. You can email me privately


  • Ann Hyde 's photo avatar
    Ann Hyde — 12.08.2017 14:34
    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 — 14.08.2017 10:29
      Hi Ann You could try the sage tablets, these are specifically for hot flushes but are not known to contain any oestrogen like HRT.


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    Ann — 01.08.2017 07:34
    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 07:53
      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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