Effects of menopause in general:

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Women’s libido during and after menopause

Ambler, D.R. et al. “Sexual Function in Elderly Women: A Review of Current Literature,” Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2012) 5:16.

Beigi, M. and F. Fahami. “A Comparative Study on Sexual Dysfunction Before and After Menopause,” Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research (2012) 17(2 Suppl. 1):S72.

Burri, A. et al. “Longitudinal Evaluation of Sexual Function in a Cohort of Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2015) 12:1427.

Dennerstein, L. et al. “Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Menopausal Women: A Survey of Western European Women,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2006) 3:212.

Graziottin, A. et al. “The Prevalence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Surgically Menopausal Women: A Epidemiological Study of Women in Four European Countries,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2009) 6:2143.

Guthrie, J.R. et al. “The Menopausal Transition: A Nine-Year Prospective Population-Based Study. The Melbourne Women’s Midlife Health Project,” Climacteric (2004) 7:375.

Hashemi, S. et al. “Evaluation of Sexual Attitude and Sexual Function at Menopausal Age: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study,” Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine (2013) 11:631.

Islam, R.M. et al. “Prevalence of Sexual Symptoms in Relation to Menopause in Women in Asia: A Systematic Review,” Menopause (2017) epub ahead of print.

Leiblum, S.R. et al. “Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Postmenopausal Women: U.S. Results form the Women’s International Study of Health and Sexuality (WISHeS),” Menopause (2006) 13:46.

Maserejian, N.N. et al. “Sexual Arousal and Lubrication Problems in Women with Clinically Diagnosed Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Preliminary Findings form the Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Registry for Women,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2012) 38:41.

Randolph, J.F. et al. “Masturbation Frequency and Sexual Function Domains Are Associated with Serum Reproductive Hormone Levels Across the Menopausal Transition,” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2015) 100:258.

Rosen, R.C. et al. “Sexual Desire Problems in Women Seeking Healthcare: A Novel Study Design for Ascertaining Prevalence of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Clinic-Based Samples of U.S. Women,” Journal of Women’s Health (Larchmont) (2012) 21:505.

Thomas, H.N. et al. “Changes in Sexual Function Among Midlife Women: ‘I’m Older … and I’m wiser,’” Menopause (2017) epub ahead of print.

Thornton, K. et al. “Menopause and Sexuality,” Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America (2015) 4:649.

Trompeter, S.E. et al. “Sexual Activity and Satisfaction in Healthy Community-Dwelling Older Women,” American Journal of Medicine (2012) 125:37.

Worsley, R. et al. “Prevalence and Predictors of Low Sexual Desire, Sexually Related Personal Distress, and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Dysfunction in a Community-Based Sample of Midlife Women,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2017) 14:675.

Soy foods minimize hot flashes

Franco, O.H. et al. “Use of Plant-Based Therapies and Menopausal Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Journal of the American Medical Association (2016)315:2554.

Taku, K. et al. “Extracted or Synthesized Soybean Isoflavones Reduce Menopausal Hot Flash Frequency and Severity: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials,” Menopause (2012) 19:776.

Fruits and vegetables minimize hot flashes

Herber-Gast, G.C. and G.D. Mishra. “Fruit, Mediterranean-style, and High-Fat and –Sugar Diets Are Associated with the Risk of Night Sweats and Hot Flushes in Midlife: Results from a Prospective Cohort Study,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2013) 97:1092.

Kroenke, C.H. et al. “Effects of a Dietary Intervention and Weight Change on Vasomotor Symptoms in the Women’s Health Initiative,” Menopause (2012) 19:980.

Vitamin E minimizes hot flashes

Aidelsburger, P. et al. “Alternative Methods for the Treatment of Post-Menopausal Troubles,” GMS Health and Technology Assessment (2012) 8:Doc03. doi: 10.3205/hta000101.

Doshi, S.B. and A. Agarwal. “The Role of Oxidative Stress in Menopause,” Journal of Midlife Health (2013) 4:140.

Philip, H.A. “Hot Flashes: A Review of the Literature on Alternative and Complementary Treatment Approaches,” Alternative Medicine Review (2003) 8:284.

Ziaei, S. et al. “The Effect of Vitamin E on Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women,” Gynecology and Obstetrics Investigations (2007) 64:204.

Relaxation therapies minimize hot flashes

Irvin J.H. et al. “The Effects of Relaxation Response Training on Menopausal Symptoms,” Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (1996) 17:202.

Reed, S.D. et al. “Menopausal Quality of Life: RCT of Yoga, Exercise, and Omega-3 Supplements,” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2014) 210:244.

Exercise minimizes hot flashes

Asghari, M. et al. “Effect of Aerobic Exercise and Nutrition Education on Quality of Life and Early Menopause Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Women’s Health (2017) 57:173.

Bailey, T.G. et al. “Exercise Training Reduces the Acute Physiological Severity of Post-Menopausal Hot Flushes,” Journal of Physiology (2016) 594:657.

Booth-LaForce, C. et al. “A Pilot Study of a Hatha Yoga Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms,” Maturitas (2007) 57:286.

Daley, A.J. et al. “Exercise to Reduce Vasomotor and Other Menopausal Symptoms: A Review,” Maturitas (2009) 63:176.

Kai, Y. et al. “Effects of Stretching on Menopausal and Depressive Symptoms in Middle-Aged Women: a Randomized Controlled Trial,” Menopause (2016) 23:827.

Kim, M.J. et al. “Association Between Physical Activity and Menopausal Symptoms in Peri-menopausal Women,” BMC Women’s Health (2014) 14:122.

Mansikkamaki, K. et al. “Hot Flushes Among Aging Women: A 4-Year Follow-Up Study to a Randomized Controlled Exercise Trial,” Maturitas (2016) 88:84.

Black cohosh minimizes hot flashes

Franco, O.H. et al. “Use of Plant-Based Therapies and Menopausal Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” Journal of the American Medical Association (2016) 315:2554.