A pilot double blind RCT investigated an ethanolic Hypericum extract (900 mg three times daily) vs placebo in 47 perimenopausal breast cancer survivors aged 40 to 65 years experiencing three or more hot flushes
per day (Al-Akoum 2009).
Although they may present concurrently with hot flushes
, they may have different mechanisms of origin.
The symptoms that may indicate the need for Aconite include anxiety, panic attacks, fearfulness, depression, fainting, physical and mental restlessness, hot flushes
(particularly in the evening), dry eyes, insomnia, nightmares and tachycardia.
This leads to a decrease in the production of estrogen, which is associated with symptoms such as hot flushes
, insomnia and mood changes, as well as post-menopausal osteoporosis and vaginal atrophy.
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that prevalence of women with menopausal symptoms of hot flushes
; aches, joint pain, and stiffness; depressed mood; poor sleep; decreased libido; or vaginal dryness increases with progression through the menopausal transition.
A stellate-ganglion nerve block significantly reduced the frequency and intensity of hot flushes
and sleep disruption in breast-cancer survivors, according to a study.
I get terrible hot flushes
and don't want to get close to my husband.
Is very-low-dose menopausal hormone therapy effective for relief of hot flushes
The meta-analysis indicates a reduction in hot flush frequency in the active treatment group (40-82 mg daily) compared with the placebo group (weighted mean difference -1.5 hot flushes
daily; 95% CI -2.94 to 0.03; p = 0.05).
She complains of hot flushes
, various aches and pains and of being tired all the time.
A Medline search identified 24 clinical trials assessing efficacy of seven NPS for treatment of hot flushes
in symptomatic menopausal women; 19 were randomised placebo-controlled trials.
The participants kept diaries, recording the frequency and intensity of their hot flushes
at the start of the trial and at three, six and 12 months.