Relieve hot flashes

by Medindia Content Team on  August 31, 2001 at 3:49 PM General Health News
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Relieve hot flashes
According to experts from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota Vitamin E is one of the remedy in the treatment of sufferers with hot flashes. Estrogen relieves hot flashes in most women, but concerns remain over its use in breast cancer survivors because the hormone may stimulate breast cancer growth.

The herb black cohosh seems to alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, and is approved for this purpose in Germany. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modestly effective in reducing hot flashes, the team reports, on average cutting the number of hot flashes by one per day.

Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modestly effective in reducing hot flashes, the team reports, on average cutting the number of hot flashes by one per day.

Based on their review of the subject, the authors recommend trying vitamin E for mild hot flashes, as it is safe, inexpensive, and has some demonstrated efficacy.


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