Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
Menopausal Symptoms (Other Than Osteoporosis)
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
- Dong Quai
- Evening Primrose Oil
- Gamma Oryzanol
- Grass Pollen
- Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPCs)
- Pueraria mirifica
- Progesterone Cream
- Red Clover
- Royal Jelly
- St. John's wort
- Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Wild Yam
Principal Proposed Natural Treatments
Soy and Soy (or Other Source) Isoflavones
Other Proposed Natural Treatments
Estriol: A Safer Form of Estrogen?
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- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 08/22/2013 -