Hot Flashes and Menopause (cont.)
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What about herbals and supplements to help hot flashes?
Many women turn to alternative therapies for the treatment of hot flashes. These have included herbal products, vitamins, and plant estrogens as well as other substances. Doctors can be reluctant to recommend alternative treatments because these nonprescription products are not controlled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because they are not regulated like prescription medications, their ingredients and strength can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and testing and proof of safety is not required for marketing of these products as it is with prescription medications. Long-term, scientifically controlled studies for these products are either lacking or have not proved the safety and effectiveness of the product.
Some popular alternative treatments for menopausal hot flashes include:
Scientific studies to prove the safety and effectiveness of these products have not been performed.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/11/2016
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