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Plant Estrogens

British Study Finds Natural Alternative To HRT
Postmenopausal women may now be able to enjoy sex a bit more.

According to a study recently presented at the British Menopause Society's annual meeting. natural plant estrogens, natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy, may reduce the sexual discomfort that women ages 45 to 65 often experience as a result of menopause.

More women are now turning to natural isoflavones, or plant estrogens, to help treat menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.

"Women are searching for a natural alternative. Women do not generally want to take risks regarding breast cancer, stroke and heart disease by using synthetic hormones that are associated with those risks", Dr. Lisa Nachtigall, an Assistant Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine, said.

The study, conducted at King's College Hospital in London, shows that a natural supplement derived from plant estrogens, may minimize sexual discomfort by alleviating the dryness that sometimes causes sex to be painful.

"Plant estrogens helped me manage my symptoms and gave me back belief in myself that I can age in a much easier way. I don't have to suffer," patient Silvia Brill said.

"This recent study on natural alternatives is important because it offers an alternative which really may improve sexual function by virtue of preventing vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness," Nachtigall said. "Vaginal dryness is a symptom that occurs in almost every woman that goes through menopause and really can disrupt sexual function."

The double-blind, placebo-controlled study followed women, ages 45 to 65 and found that natural plant estrogens minimizes vaginal atrophy, a condition caused by declining levels of estrogen that can make sex painful. There are no adverse side effects reported with these natural alternatives.

"Women that are concerned about HRT because of the risks may find phyto-estrogens a very good alternative, particularly regarding the area of vaginal dryness," Nachtigall said.

"Plant phyto-estrogens changed my life. It gave back my sanity and my well being to a degree that I started to believe in myself that I'm entitled to age in a different way. I don't have to suffer and I don't have to be so uncomfortable day in and day out," Brill said.
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