Make foods high in phytoestrogens, such as linseed, tofu, soya milk, tempeh, and roasted soya nuts, a regular part of your diet
Supplements containing at least 80 to 100 mg a day of isoflavones from soya or red clover may help control symptoms
Some people have found 20 mg of a concentrated herbal extract twice a day relieves hot flushes
Even light aerobic activities can help reduce menopausal symptoms
Smokers are more likely to experience hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms
Hormone replacement therapy using conjugated oestrogens (Premarin), estradiol (Estrace), and oestropipate (Ogen) is often prescribed
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