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Saturday, April 18, 2015
Are There Any Herbal Remedies for Hot Flashes?
Could you please tell me if there are any effective herbal remedies for hot flashes? I have endured hot flashes for 5 years now, and they show no signs of abating. I am menopausal and do not wish to take the prescription medications due to their undesirable side effects. I have tried soy, black cohosh, exercise, etc. but nothing seems to help. In the meantime, I spend significant time each day - and night - being either "steamed" or chilled from the subsequent sweating. I can`t imagine another 5 years of this. Is there any hope on the horizon? Thanks!
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Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University