USE HERBS INSTEAD OF HRT TO STOP HOT FLUSH, WOMEN TOLD
A review in “The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist” journal said that women should be offered herbal medicines as an alternative to HRT.
The review of current research says complementary therapies can help treat hot flushes, which nearly 2 in 3 women will suffer. 1 in 5 women have them for up to 15 years.
HRT is effective against hot flushes, but many women are reluctant to use it because of fears it heightens the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, clots and strokes. Natural remedies include soy, red clover and black cohosh.
The author, Dr Iris Tong, of Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown Uni, Rhode Island, USA, said it’s important for healthcare providers to be informed about non-pharmaceutical therapies.
Source: Daily Express 11.1.13
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