Are there any alternatives to hormone replacement therapy?

There are many medications that can be used as a substitute for hormone replacement therapy.

Your doctor may recommend that you change your exercise or eating habits before you try any medication. If lifestyle changes aren't providing enough relief from bothersome symptoms, there are many medications and treatments besides hormone therapy to relieve discomfort.

It is essential to talk to your doctor or to another healthcare provider before you decide to try any alternative treatment.

The following alternative methods can be efficient to avoid hormone replacement therapy:

  • a healthy and balanced lifestyle
  • dietary supplements
  • herbal supplements
  • a healthy diet plan
  • medication prescribed by your doctor.

When you decide to adopt an alternative treatment to avoid hormone replacement therapy, call your doctor:

  • to make a treatment plan,
  • to discuss dosage
  • to get informed about the possible side effects.
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