Our expert says:
If you no longer menstruate, no longer have female pattern hair growth under your arms, and are developing hot flushes, then it is very possible that you are experiencing the menopause. It is important to have this confirmed by your gynae or gp, so please do go for a medical checkup ASAP. The doctor will determine if you are in the menopause and also discuss the various options with you. In general, women who wish to alleviate the symptoms of menopause may take female hormones or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) if your doctor give you the go-ahead. HRT, like all medication, esp hormonal treatments, is associated with some risks and if you should be a patient with additional risk factors (such as an increased incidence of breast or uterine cancer), the dr may advise that you don't use HRT. Also discuss the various homeopathic treatments for menopausal symptoms with your dr. Take the capsules the pharmacist gave you along when you see the dr, so that he/she can decide if this is the correct treatment in your case.
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