Use of alternative therapies in menopause.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hormone replacement therapy has traditionally been used to treat the accompanying symptoms of oestrogen deficiency in menopause. However, not all women can, or prefer to, receive this treatment and alternatives should be considered to reduce the increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease in menopausal women. This chapter reviews the current literature on the efficacy of phyto-oestrogens in preventing cardiovascular disease, various cancers and osteoporosis, as well as treating the vasomotor and other menopause-related symptoms. Select herbal therapies, as well as selective oestrogen receptor modulators, are also considered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warren, MP; Shortle, B; Dominguez, JE

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 411 - 448

PubMed ID

  • 12099671

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1521-6934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1053/beog.2002.0290


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands