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Menopause Symptoms: Natural Solutions

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SYMPTOM: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Benefit: Black cohosh is derived from a species of buttercup. Studies indicate it is effective in many women but for short-term treatment only. May lower blood pressure as well. In rare cases, hepatitis has been reported.

SYMPTOM: Hot Flashes, Night Sweats

Benefit: Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have shown that soy be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. It also may lower cholesterol. Only food forms of soy, like tofu and soy milk, are recommended. Soy in tablet or powder form is not advised.

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