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Non-Hormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: While the fluctuation and decline of reproductive hormones is an expected event in mid-life women, the associated symptoms are nonetheless disruptive.
Air Date: 11/20/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Holly Lucille
Non-Hormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes
While the fluctuation and decline of reproductive hormones is a normal and expected event in mid-life women, the associated symptoms are nonetheless disruptive.

Until very recently, millions of women alleviated their hot flashes and night sweats with conjugated equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate (synthetic hormone replacement therapy or HRT).

However, mounting evidence from several clinical trials has shown that women using synthetic HRT are at significant increased risk of developing breast cancer, coronary heart disease, pulmonary embolism, and stroke.

In this segment, Dr. Holly discusses some safe yet effective alternatives.
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