HRT Alternatives

There are different treatment options to aid menopause and it is important that you are aware these, including any potential risks and benefits, as this will allow you to choose the best option for you.  

 

I do not wish to take hormones. What are my options? 

Healthy lifestyle is important including: 

What about herbal medications? 

There are several herbal medications available for treatment of menopause and can help many of the menopausal symptoms. A lot of these medications contain phytoestrogens. Some common foods that have phytoestrogen are soya, nuts, lentils, chickpeas and oily seeds (sesame and flax seeds). Preparations containing St John’s wort, black cohosh, evening primrose oil, red clover and similar isoflavanes can be bought over the counter from many herbal stores and pharmacies. 

 

What about exercise, massage, acupuncture? 

Self-help remedies can help such as exercise and massage are helpful in managing symptoms of menopause. Using fans and wearing cotton clothing can also help with hot flushes, acupuncture is also known to help.