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Living well with menopauseHow to relieve the symptoms of menopause (types of treatment)

Appropriate treatment can provide relief from severe symptoms of menopause. Consult your doctor to choose the type of treatment that is the most appropriate and comfortable for your particular situation. The treatments described below are most commonly used to relieve symptoms of menopause.

  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) supplements the female hormone estrogen. This therapy helps offset the drop in estrogen secreted by the ovaries to maintain a woman's physical and emotional health in the face of the the natural hormonal imbalance that occurs during menopause.
  • Herbal remedies
    The severity of symptoms depends on various factors such as an individual's physical constitution, their personal attitudes, and the amount of stress in their environment. Herbal remedies can be a good way of easing symptoms and are particularly effective in relieving cold hands and feet, dizziness, and heart palpitations.
  • Anxiolytic, anti-depressants
    Depression, anxiety, and frustration are symptoms of menopause, and prescription drugs such as anxiolytics and anti-depressants can be effective. Please consult your gynecologist for a consultation.
  • Psychotherapy, counseling
    Psychotherapy and counseling take into account your individual circumstances, and can be a comfort during menopause. They can also be combined with drug therapies.

Learn more about how to deal with menopause on the Menopause lab site (Japanese)