Women often have experience hot flashes, irregular periods, and various other symptoms that are indicative of menopause. In some cases, it may be necessary to seek treatments and medications to obtain relief from the symptoms.
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Menopause by itself is not a harmful condition and does not require any medical treatment. However, treatments could be necessary to provide relief from menopause symptoms and manage or prevent the onset of chronic conditions that may be triggered with aging. Some of the common treatments include:
One of the most effective solutions to the problem of menopausal hot flashes is estrogen therapy. Your physician will assess your medical history and systems in order to prescribe the lowest dose of estrogen and the minimum time frame required to provide symptomatic relief. You might need progestin in addition to estrogen if you still have your uterus.
Estrogen therapy also prevents bone loss. Starting hormone therapy close to the time of your menopausal transition has proven benefits for a woman’s health. Discuss with your physician about the potential benefits of hormone therapy for you. Bioidentical hormones are an excellent option to achieve the desired effects.
Sometimes estrogen may be administered into the vagina directly using a vaginal ring, tablet or cream. This will relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness. The treatment will release a tiny amount of estrogen, which the vaginal tissue will absorb. The treatment also provides relief from vaginal discomfort during intercourse as well as some urinary symptoms.
Low Dose Antidepressants
Some of the antidepressants in the class of SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) can help reduce menopausal hot flashes. If you are unable to take estrogen therapy or you are dealing with a mood disorder, a low dose antidepressant therapy may help in the management of hot flashes.
Gabapentin and Other Medications
Although Gabapentin is a medication for the treatment of seizures, it has proven to be beneficial in treating hot flashes. The drug is helpful for women who are unable to use estrogen therapy as well as the ones who experience nighttime hot flashes.
Clonidine in pill or patch forms is normally meant to treat hypertension, but it is also known to provide relief from the symptoms of menopause. Many women also experience conditions such as osteoporosis around the time of their menopausal transition. Depending on their symptoms, your physician may prescribe medications to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
A number of medications are available that can help mitigate the loss of bone density and the risk of fractures. You may also consider vitamin D supplements, which will help improve the bone strength. It is best to review your treatment options every year as your medical needs with regard to menopause symptoms might change.
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