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Study Says Menopause Symptoms Last Longer Than Previously Expected.

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Jason

A collective groan (or drenching sweat) was likely elicited by millions of menopausal women after a new study published February in JAMA reported that hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms of perimenopause/menopause typically affect women much longer than previously thought, a median of 7.4 years. Considering vasomotor symptoms (hot flashes and/or night sweats) are the number one complaint reported by women during perimenopause/menopause, these new findings are important for several reasons. First, this study challenges the notion that perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms minimally affect women’s quality of life and can be easily remedied with short-term approaches. While hormone replacement therapy remains the conventional standard of care for the treatment of menopause induced hot flashes, there are also a variety of non-hormonal natural treatment options available to women.
A Woman’s Time is an integrative natural medicine clinic located in northwest Portland that specializes in perimenopause/menopause treatment options, including bio-identical hormones and a variety of natural medicines. A Woman’s Time is currently seeking potential candidates for a research study evaluating the Vietnamese herb, Crinum latifolium, and its effectiveness in treating hot flashes and/or night sweats in menopausal women. If you are a postmenopausal female (no menses for at least 12 months) and are currently experiencing five or more hot flashes and/or night sweats per day, contact A Woman’s Time clinic and speak to one of their physicians to determine eligibility for the study.

For more information, call 503-222-2322 or visit AWomansTime.com.

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