The use of phytoestrogens to improve quality of life and to preserve health in women during the menopausal transition and postmenopause

Kuznetsova I.V.

Higher Medical School, Moscow, Russia
The author has carried out a systematic analysis of the data available in the literature on the use of phytoestrogens to improve quality of life and to preserve health in women during the menopausal transition and postmenopause.
For the analysis, she has conducted a search for foreign and Russian publications over the past 15 years in the international citation system PubMed. The paper considers the clinical aspects of the pathological course of peri- and postmenopause. It determines the possible mechanisms of action of phytoestrogens on menopausal symptoms. There are data on the efficacy of phytoestrogens and other biologically active substances in alleviating climacteric symptoms. The results of clinical trials demonstrating the possibility of using phytoestrogens in the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging are analyzed. Additional abilities of complex remedies to relieve climacteric symptoms are indicated. The place of phytoestrogens in the comprehensive strategy for maintaining a good quality of life and health in the ageing female population is shown.
Conclusion. The given data make it possible to substantiate the use of complexes with phytoestrogens to correct moderate vasomotor symptoms and psychosomatic disorders.


menopausal transition
hot flashes
quality of life
biologically active dietary supplements


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Received 25.09.2020

Accepted 06.10.2020

About the Authors

Irina V. Kuznetsova, MD, Professor, Head of the Department of gynecological endocrinology, Higher Medical School, Scientific Director of the Moscow academic clinic
for in vitro fertilization. E-mail: 107023, Russia, Moscow, Malaya Semyonovskaya str., 3A-2, office 410.

For citation: Kuznetsova I.V. The use of phytoestrogens to improve quality of life and to preserve health in women during the menopausal transition and postmenopause.
Akusherstvo i Ginekologiya/Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020; 10: 182-188 (in Russian)

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