The treatment for perimenopause varies widely and because perimenopause is a normal part of life, there isn’t a standard treatment protocol. Also, being in perimenopause you may experience symptoms just mildly, even so - don't feel like you need to suffer through them. Many of the treatment options available for menopause are also suitable for perimenopause, however it's for you and your doctor to decide what's best for your unique situation.
One of the options your doctor may recommend is Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT. However, there are a number of risks and side effects associated with HRT and women should gather as much information as they can before deciding what route to take when addressing the symptoms of perimenopause. Also, because the symptoms of perimenopause tend to be more mild, many women prefer to try a more natural approach.
Another treatment option that requires your research is the recommendation to take soy. Soy is sometimes promoted to relieve hot flashes, but there may be safety concerns regarding its use, and women who have had a history of breast cancer should not take soy. In addition to that, some soy products contain genetically-modified soy, and so that may be another reason women may not opt for soy foods or soy supplements.
Though there is no standard treatment for perimenopause, the symptoms can be very uncomfortable. That’s where our safe, effective recommendation comes in. Remifemin® natural menopause relief has been taken by women in Europe for more than 50 years.† Though Remifemin is named “menopause relief”, it is just as effective for symptoms taking place during perimenopause. This unique formula ® provides up to a 70% reduction of hot flashes and effective relief for night sweats, irritability, mood swings and occasional sleeplessness and anxiety.† In fact, over 15 clinical studies prove it's a safe and effective alternative to HRT for the treatment of menopausal symptoms, thanks to its completely estrogen-free RemiSure™ black cohosh.†
If problems with sleep or mood are more of a concern, or if Remifemin alone doesn't get your symptoms under control, try Remifemin in the morning and then combine it with a tablet of Remifemin® Good Night menopause relief in the evening.†
Remifemin® Good Night combines the OB/GYN recommended black cohosh extract with relaxing herbs, including valerian, lemon balm and hops.† This herbal sleep blend provides 88% improvement in sleep, including falling asleep, staying asleep, quality of sleep and occasional restlessness.† It's also non-habit forming and clinically shown to safely and gently support your body's own long-term sleep patterns.†
For more treatment or lifestyle approaches on managing specific symptoms of perimenopause, visit the perimenopause symptoms section of this site.