Where To Find Relief

HORMONE THERAPY
Estrogen (with progestin) in low doses can relieve hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia, but long-term use is discouraged. Hormones increase the risk of breast cancer, blood clots and heart disease.

EXERCISE
Weight-bearing exercises can slow the onset of osteoporosis. Relaxation improves quality of life and indirectly relieves symptoms.

ANTIDEPRESSANTS
These drugs, alternatives to hormone therapy for women at risk for reproductive cancers, can relieve hot flashes and insomnia. Side effects may include weight gain.

PHYTOESTROGENS
Estrogen-like compounds in...

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