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Coping Strategies as Cenestin AlternativesMedications are not always the answer to all menopause symptoms. If you cannot take Cenestin or other estrogen medications (or if you desire to avoid such medications), you may want to try other, non-drug ways to deal with the symptoms. For instance, there are a variety of vaginal lubricants and moisturizers currently available that can help provide relief from vaginal dryness and irritation. Some are even designed especially for menopausal women. Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet can also work wonders for some menopause symptoms.
(For more ideas on ways to cope with menopause symptoms, click Menopause Relief.)
Natural Remedies as Cenestin AlternativesMany women choose to use natural remedies as alternatives to prescription medications for menopause treatment. These remedies include:
- Natural estrogens
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (also known as natural hormone replacement therapy)
- Herbal supplements
- Phytoestrogens (so-called plant estrogens).
At this time, there is not enough scientific evidence to determine whether these therapies are beneficial. In addition, there is insufficient information available to prove whether these therapies are as safe or safer than the conventional drugs used for treating menopause symptoms.