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Study: Medication may relieve menopause symptoms same as hormone therapy

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As women get older, many suffer through menopausal symptoms and some women go to great lengths to get some relief.

A recent study suggests a non-hormonal treatment works as well as hormone therapy in reducing hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause.

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston compared the effects of a low-dose estrogen pill to a non-hormonal medication on more than 300 women with hot flashes.

The medicines were comparable in reducing the number of night sweats and hot flashes.

Experts say both worked better than a placebo.

Officials say it is important information after other studies linked hormone therapy to heart disease and breast cancer in some women.

Experts recommend talking to your doctor about treatment options before choosing a regimen.