According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the most common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause are hot flashes and vaginal dryness; as many as 75% of women experience hot flashes. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can relieve them; however, some women have medical reasons for avoiding HRT, while others are fearful of an increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer that has been associated. Many non-hormonal medications have limited effectiveness or have been proven to be no more effective than a placebo. A non-hormonal device is now available that may provide relief.
The LadyCare magnetic device is designed for attachment to the underwear by magnetic force. It is plastic coated and is comprised of two parts. The pear-shaped piece is worn inside of the ladies’ underwear, directly against the pelvis. The LC contains a 20-mm x 5-mm iron neodymium-boron magnet within the pear-shaped piece. The second part is a circular plastic case that contains a 20-mm x 1-mm iron neodymium-boron magnet with a 20-mm x 2-mm 400-grade stainless steel directional plate adherent to its outside. This second part positioned on the outside of the underwear attaching securely with the force of the magnetic field.
According to LadyCare, the scientific basis of the device is dependent upon the two divisions of the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which work together to regulate organ systems. Menopause symptoms are the result of a natural reduction of hormones, primarily progesterone and estrogens. These reductions cause an imbalance to the autonomic nervous system which is responsible for controlling bodily functions, including stress reactions such as sweating, body temperature, circulation, heart rate, as well as bowel and bladder functions. LadyCare relieves menopausal symptoms by helping to rebalance part of the autonomic nervous system. The technology works by reducing excessive sympathetic nervous system activity and increasing parasympathetic activity, thus. restoring equilibrium and creating a healthier balance between the two parts of the autonomic nervous system.
LadyCare described two clinical trials that found a reduction in hot flashes. In the first trial, 508 women rated 23 of the most common menopause symptoms at the onset of the trial. After one month of using the device, 21 of the 23 symptoms were reduced at a highly statistically significant level. Overall, the subjects noted a 50-67% reduction in anxiety, feelings of doom, weight gain, mood swings, stomach problems, vaginal dryness, insomnia, urinary incontinence, fatigue, and increased muscle tension. The second study comprised female police officers: 70% of reported reduction of their menopause symptoms one month after wearing LadyCare continuously.
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