Other Treatments for Menopause

Other treatments that may help women manage menopause symptoms are:

Vaginal Lubricants and Moisturizers

Water-soluble vaginal lubricants and moisturizers can help relieve problems due to vaginal dryness, such as painful sex. Unlike lubricants, moisturizers can work directly on the vaginal tissue to make it less dry.

Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps a person develop ways to manage problems and learn to cope. This kind of therapy helps examine feelings and separates helpful from unhelpful thoughts. It may help women manage some symptoms, such as hot flashes.

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Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot M. Levine, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 7/24/2020

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