Women might be familiar with the drug called Remifemin. It is a purely natural supplement consisting of Black Cohosh extracts and Rhizome. The main area of its expertise is in the treatment of menopausal symptoms in women. It is said to have the backing of clinical tests and researches conducted by several laboratories which state that the drug was useful and had no proven side effects in women. It was said to regulate and control the rate of menopause in women and also putting a stop to disorders pertaining to it like hot flashes, night sweats, occasional sleeplessness, irritation and mood swings.
There are doubts regarding the use of black Cohosh as the herb is a choice of debate among medics and researchers worldwide. However the standardized black Cohosh extract in Remifemin is:
* Backed by nearly 50 years of clinical studies. * Proven to be effective, safe, and well tolerated. * Rated number one in recommended non-prescription menopausal therapies by obstetricians and gynecologists. * Clinically proven to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, related occasional sleeplessness, irritability, and mood swings associated with menopause.
So how exactly does Remifemin drug work in order to control the symptoms of menopause? Before going any deeper, let us just get a brief overview of the systoms of Menopause.It is a stage of a females life when her ovaries stop producing eggs and her body generates less oestrogen and progesterone. The symptoms are mainly less frequently occurring menstrual cycles and eventually declining altogether. A major function of oestrogen is that it controls the level of luteinizing hormone (LH). With changes in oestrogen levels due to menopause, the level of LH goes high thereby resulting in several disorders like hot flashes and night sweats to name a few of menopausal symptoms.
Hot flashes or Hot Flushes as they are also known are described as a sudden heat sensation in our body followed by facial flushing and miserable sweating even when the temperature is cool. When these hot flashes occur at night they are referred to as Night Sweating. The condition often results in sleeplessness, irritation and mood swings. The intensity of these symptoms were different for different people. For some women it was fairly OK but for some it was severe. However there is nothing to worry about regarding these variations.
However before Remifemin came into the market the main treatment for Menopause symptoms was Hormone Replacement Therapy but it was expensive and is not suitable for all women who a hereditary heart problem or a family history of heart disease or, blood clots and breast cancer. So Remifemin is the most effective and the simplest way to solve this problem.
However several studies carried out globally has given rise to questions of safety regarding the usage of the drug. Possible Remifemin Side Effects have been said to be identified. These include heart and deadly liver diseases and the symptoms shown were mainly signs of jaundice, over fatigue, darker color of urine and confusion. This was a blow to earlier tests which concluded that the active ingredient in Remifemin i.e. Black Cohosh was safe for prolonged use. However these tests have no proven records to show that the drug is harmful.
So it is always a wise decision for females to talk to their Doctor before going in for prolonged use of the drug, and keep in mind that you should strictly follow what your doctor instructed you to do.