At some point every woman will go through menopause—a time when the ovaries discontinue the production of estrogen and progesterone
and monthly menstruation stops. For some women this transition can be difficult physically and emotionally.
One important thing for women to understand about menopause is that it is a natural part of the aging process. Although the age at which it starts may vary, it eventually will happen to all women.
Margaret Salamon, MD, Gynecologist at NorthShore, offers the following suggestions for relieving some of the discomforts that menopause
What worked for you to help relieve some of the symptoms of menopause?
Not all health conditions need to be treated with prescription or over-the-counter medications. In fact, in some cases,
herbal remedies and supplements can help relieve symptoms and improve health.
While there is no “magic” supplement or “quick fix,” it is important to discuss any new treatment method (herbal or not) with your physician. This will ensure that no unwanted side effects or drug interactions will occur. To learn more about herbs and supplements,
Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, Director of NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine program, offers the following herbal alternatives:
Do you use herbal remedies to help relieve common health concerns? What works for you?