The Menopause - Is There An Alternative To HRT?

Posted on: 14 November 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

Dr Catherine Hood discusses possible alternative ways of dealing with the menopause.

Our culture has come a long way from viewing menopause with dread and associating it with a perceived decrease in a woman's value.

Understanding the natural progression of age in a woman's body and becoming acquainted with the therapies available, allows women today to manage their symptoms, however severe and to be proactive in maintaining their health for their later years.

Every woman experiences the menopause differently. Many hardly notice 'the change', except perhaps their periods become irregular. Others suffer every symptom and find their lives are severely affected.

However for every woman there is help available if she needs it - diet, exercise, alternative therapies or even HRT can help ease symptoms and make this stage more bearable.

A recent survey has revealed that 95 per cent of women would try alternative therapies before considering HRT for menopausal symptoms. From aromatherapy to cake recipes, there are many natural remedies which could help.

In this video Dr Catherine Hood talks about treatments such as soya which seem to alleviate menopausal symptoms with no side effects. It also features the opinions of women who have been through the menopause.

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