Wild yam cream is a topical product used by some women to reduce the severity of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. The active chemical in the wild yam is diosgenin, and laboratory procedures turn diosgenin int... More »

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The main purported benefits of wild yam cream include relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes or night sweats, although it has not been proven clinically effective for these symptoms, according to WebMD. In add... More »

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Common root vegetables include carrots, beets, onions, turnips and yams. Ginger and garlic are root vegetables often used as food spices. Root vegetables grow underground, but their leaves are usually visible above groun... More »

While black cohosh, red clover, dong guai, ginseng and kava are said to reduce the symptoms of menopause and many women report that they do, no conclusive evidence says they reduce hot flashes, according to the North Ame... More »

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Most women can expect hot flashes to last up to five years after menopause, according to MedicineNet. Researchers in one study also found that nearly one-third of women experience hot flashes for 10 years or longer follo... More »

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According to WebMD, symptoms of menopause can include profuse sweating at night, mood swings, increased urination, anxiety and hot flashes. Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause and occur when the ... More »

Common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, and increased anxiety or irritability, states WebMD. The most common symptom is irregular periods or going without... More »

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