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A Nutraceutical Approach to Menopausal Complaints

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Department of Women, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences and Dentistry, School of Medicine, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80138 Naples, Italy
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Medicina 2019, 55(9), 544; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55090544
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 22 August 2019 / Accepted: 24 August 2019 / Published: 28 August 2019
The menopausal transition, or perimenopause, is characterized by menstrual irregularities, vasomotor symptoms, sleep disturbances, mood symptoms, and urogenital tract atrophy. These changes can also affect the quality of life and one’s self-esteem. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is considered the best option to achieve therapeutic relief of different menopausal symptoms but is usually restricted to moderate or severe symptoms. Moreover, many women refuse HRT for a variety of reasons concerning the fear of cancer and other adverse effects. According to these considerations, new topics are emerging: Dissatisfaction with drug costs and conventional healthcare, desire for personalized medicines, and the public perception that “natural is good”. In this context, nonhormonal therapies are mostly evolving, and it is not unusual that women often request a “natural” approach for their symptoms. The aim of this study is to investigate nonhormonal therapies that have been identified to reduce the menopausal symptoms. View Full-Text
Keywords: nutraceuticals; menopausal symptoms; natural approach; supplementation; menopause; isoflavones; Agnus castus; vasomotor symptoms; sleep disturbances nutraceuticals; menopausal symptoms; natural approach; supplementation; menopause; isoflavones; Agnus castus; vasomotor symptoms; sleep disturbances
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De Franciscis, P.; Colacurci, N.; Riemma, G.; Conte, A.; Pittana, E.; Guida, M.; Schiattarella, A. A Nutraceutical Approach to Menopausal Complaints. Medicina 2019, 55, 544.

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