Also indexed as:Change of Life, Climacteric, Hot Flashes/Flushes
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.
When women reach the age of menopause, hormonal shifts can cause both physical and emotional stress. Because of the inevitable but sometimes disconcerting signs of aging, as well as transitions involved with children growing up, a woman’s life may be undergoing major changes at this time. Mood swings, depression, hot flashes, cold sweats, and irregular menstrual cycles—including missed periods and flooding—may all occur (over months to years) as the woman’s body gradually adapts. Although these symptoms go away on their own in time, a correctly-chosen homeopathic remedy often helps to ease them. A constitutional remedy, and the guidance of an experienced homeopath, can be reassuring and helpful for both physical and emotional aspects of menopause.
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The information presented here is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2014.