Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life that is associated with estrogen deficiency and an increase in genitourinary symptoms (sexual dysfunction, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence and frequent urinary tract infections), hot flushes, joint pains, and disturbances in sleep and mood. Among these symptoms, hot flushes are one of the most common, affecting approximately two-thirds of postmenopausal women, 20% of which may be affected for up to 15 years. Long term health issues such as osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease may also result from estrogen deficiency. Pharmacological agents such as hormone replacements are commonly used to treat postmenopausal symptoms, but […]Continue reading Herbal Treatments for Postmenopausal Symptoms
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