Medical News Today: Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats

Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help.
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In this study, we analyzed the efficacy of BSSG-P and BSSG in the treatment of moderate to serious mood disorder. Eighty-five eligible participants, who were diagnosed as menopausal women with moderate to serious mood disorder and categorized as kidney deficiency and liver-qi stagnation pattern, were randomly assigned into two groups and treated with BSSG-P or BSSG. They were subjected to an 8-week treatment period and a 4-week follow-up study. The primary outcome instrument was the Greene Climacteric Scale, Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS), and Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), respectively. Results: When comparing a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Various studies indicate the negative effects of menopausal symptoms and complications on the quality of life (QOL) of women. The tendency to use different methods of complementary medicine to control menopausal symptoms is increasing. In addition, lavender essential oil has been shown to have positive effects on some symptoms associated with menopause. Thus, the present study was conducted with the aim to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy on the QOL of postmenopausal women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, controlled, clinical trial was conducted on 62 postmenopausal wome...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
PMID: 30670234 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study possibly indicates that acupuncture changes sex hormone in various gynecological conditions in women. PMID: 30581481 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
JE Abstract For 15 years, the Collaborative Group for Research of the Climacteric in Latin America (REDLINC) has been conducting research on several topics including age of menopause, metabolic syndrome, quality of life and climacteric symptoms, sexual dysfunction, poor quality of sleep and insomnia, and use of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the general population and among gynecologists. Examples of data to have emerged for this region include the age of menopause (49 years), a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (42.9%), and a new waist circumference cut-off value for the Latin American pop...
Source: Climacteric - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Climacteric Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the effects of BP on ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis and receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand (RANKL)-induced osteoclastogenesis in vivo and in vitro, and explored the underlying mechanism. We found that BP treatment exerted beneficial effects on ovariectomy-induced osteoporosis in vivo. Further, BP attenuated osteoclastogenesis in bone marrow macrophages (BMMs) and RAW264.7 cells without any cytotoxicity. Additionally, BP specifically inhibited RANKL-induced NF-κB and JNK signaling,but did not suppress p38 and ERK. At the mRNA level, BP inhibits the OC...
Source: Biochemical and Biophysical Research communications - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: Biochem Biophys Res Commun Source Type: research
This study reports a case of UTI with pain of episiotomy scar inflammation for 10 years, which was successfully cured under traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and showed no recurrence for 5 years. Patient concerns: A female patient, aged 71 years, experienced UTIs with pain of episiotomy scar inflammation for 10 years. Under antibiotics and external application of estrogen therapy, the patient still had no significant curative effect. Therefore, he was admitted to treatment with TCM for complementary therapy. Diagnosis: UTIs with pain of episiotomy scar inflammation. Interventions : This patient was treated with C...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CHM for non-structural abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) in perimenopause. METHODS: Seven databases were searched from inception to December 31 st, 2017. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which compared CHM versus western therapy in treating non-structural AUB in perimenopause were extracted. The primary outcome measures were hemostasis rate, normalization rate of menstruation, hemoglobin count, and improvement of menopausal symptoms. The secondary outcome measures were adverse effects and recurrence rate. The methodological quality of includ...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
te;k O, Stárka L Abstract The microflora of the digestive tract is composed of a unique set of bacteria, yeasts, viruses and other microorganisms, generally known as the microbiome. The microbiome exhibits considerable inter-individual variability, with up to two-thirds of the microflora differing between individuals. Because of this, the variable intestinal microflora is responsible for many differences in metabolic, hormonal and immunological processes in humans and animals. Significant differences have been observed in the metabolism of phytoestrogens, naturally occurring substances that possess estrogen...
Source: Physiological Research - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: Physiol Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: MEG significantly alleviates menopause-related vulvovaginal atrophy, with no overt adverse effects on the endometrium, breast, hepatic, and renal functions. PMID: 30405741 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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