Q Having congratulated myself on sailing through the menopause with no hot flushes, I now find myself struck down with vaginal atrophy.
Contrary to what medicine has always maintained, new data from the American Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study (HERS) indicate that HRT does not, in general, improve the quality of life for postmenopausal women.
What’s a girl to do? Five recent studies have shown that soy is worthless for treating the symptoms of menopause.
Q My life is being made hell by hot flushes and night sweats. I am 50 years old and reluctant to take HRT. And now all the herbs have been discredited. Can you recommend any natural ways to combat the menopause? - S.T., via e-mail
* Gamma-oryzanol. This naturally occurring mixture of the plant chemicals sterols and ferulic acid esters has proved effective for reducing menopausal symptoms in 40 perimenopausal women, taken at a dose of 300 mg/day for four to eight weeks (Nippon...
I am a 40-year-old woman and, four months ago, I had a hysterectomy with removal of both ovaries. I recovered incredibly quickly from the surgery, but four weeks after, I noticed I was no longer producing oil on my face or my scalp (since puberty, I...