TCM found to be effective at treating perimenopausal syndrome, improving symptoms over standard hormone replacement therapy

(Natural News) For women suffering from the unpleasant symptoms that precede menopause, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) may present a superior alternative to the standard hormone replacement therapy. Recent research suggests that regular intake of Kuntai capsules (KC) is more effective at alleviating perimenopausal syndrome than HRT, reported a ScienceDirect review. Perimenopausal syndrome is triggered by decreasing amounts of sex...
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An estimated one million women in Britain and five per cent of women over the age of 50 in the US take hormone replacement therapy to help relieve menopause symptoms.
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A small study shows that acupuncture is better than no treatment for menopausal symptoms and is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT), say researchers.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Sadikah Behbehani, Tiffany Pham, Katie Kunze, Megan Wasson, Johnny YiAbstractStudy ObjectiveDetermine the incidence of successful in-office voiding trial after minimally invasive hysterectomy.DesignRetrospective cohort studySettingTertiary care academic centerPatients or ParticipantsAll patients undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomies (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) from January 2013 to July 2018 who have unsuccessful voiding trial in the post-operative unitInterventionsVoiding trialMeasurements and Main R...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract The prevalence of cardiometabolic syndrome (CMS) is increased in women after menopause. While hormone replacement therapy has been prescribed to relieve several components of CMS in postmenopausal women, some aspects of cardiometabolic dysfunction cannot be completely restored. The present study examined the effectiveness of estrogen replacement alone and in combination with exercise by voluntary wheel running (VWR) for alleviating the risks of CMS, insulin-mediated skeletal muscle glucose transport and hepatic fat accumulation in ovariectomized Sprague-Dawley rats fed a high-fat high-fructose diet (OHFFD...
Source: Am J Physiol Endocri... - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this retrospective cohort of women with fecal incontinence, no clinical or manometric differences were observed between women who wore high heels versus those who did not. Because there is limited knowledge on this potential link and because the pelvic tilt may vary according to age and the habit of walking with high heels, further studies are necessary.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Figures unveiled by the BBC’s Inside Out programme, to be screened tonight, reveal just 2.5million prescriptions were issued in England in 2017, down from 6million in 2000.
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(Natural News) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), or simply hormone therapy (HT), is the only medical treatment that successfully minimizes the side effects of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. It is also known to address other female problems such as vaginal dryness and uterine discomfort, as well as inhibit the production of estrogen...
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Conclusion: This study suggests that although the results do not demonstrate an exhaustive list of factors affecting the HRT process, they nonetheless provide evidence that the location participants applied for, physicians' counselling and involvement, participant employment status, and knowledge surrounding HRT may affect a woman's intent to receive HRT. Therefore, these results indicate that health professional influence and HRT awareness are important for HRT use. Suggestions for health care include informing women of the advantages and disadvantages of HRT to encourage popularity. PMID: 30728754 [PubMed - in process]
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mäki M Abstract Context: Menopausal transition is associated with increased cardiovascular risks. Available data on the effect of earlier climacterium on these risks is limited. Objective: To compare cardiovascular risk-associated parameters at the ages of 14, 31 and 46 in relation to climacteric status at the age of 46. Design, Setting and Participants: A prospective cohort study including 2685 women from the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1966. Main Outcome Measures: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), blood pressure (BP), b...
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND:  Hot flashes are common in women during menopause, and are an important cause of discomfort, increasing the number of medical appointments. Hormone replacement therapy is an effective treatment, but it can bring undesirable consequences. Alternative treatments exist but they are not universally accepted or effective. The ingestion of malagueta peppers (popular name for fruits of Capsicum frutescens L., Solanaceae) causes sensations similar to those experienced by women during hot flashes. Using the homeopathic law of similars (let like be cured by like), we hypothesized that a homeopathic...
Source: Homeopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Homeopathy Source Type: research
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