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3 Natural Ways to Get Relief from Menopause

Not ready to consider hormone replacement therapy? Try these natural menopause treatments that really work.

Medically reviewed in December 2019

Updated on February 1, 2021

Even though hormone replacement therapy can work as a menopause treatment, there’s plenty else you can do to manage those oh-so-annoying hot flashes and mood swings, that oh-so-inconvenient vaginal dryness and that oh-so-maddening weight gain. We went to Sharecare experts to get their top tips for minimizing menopause symptoms while boosting your health. 

Get the right nutrients 
Making sure that your diet contains the right nutrients can go a long way to help you keep the weight off during menopause. In this video, holistic gynecologist Wendy Warner, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD, explain what makes women gain weight during menopause and what nutrients will help keep off the pounds. They also share a smoothie recipe to help you get all these nutrients at once. 

Have regular sex 
Having more sex can mean an easier menopause according to OBGYN Evelyn Minaya, MD. Watch this video to hear Dr. Minaya describe how revving things up between the sheets is a natural way to get some relief from menopause symptoms. 

Get a massage 
Massages aren’t just relaxing. Integrative medicine specialist Robin Miller, MD, explains that according to a recent study, massages with essential oils can reduce menopause symptoms. Note: the type of massage and the type of oil make a difference.

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