Alternatives to HRT used by half in menopause

June 2007
GP: General Practitioner;6/8/2007, p1
The article presents information related to a survey which has revealed that nearly half of all postmenopausal women in Great Britain seek alternative therapies to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), despite admitting to not knowing enough about them. The survey was conducted by the Royal Society of Medicine. The survey assessed more than 1,000 responses from women on the risks of HRT, use of alternative therapies and sexual health.


Related Articles

  • Osteoarthritis and Complementary Therapies. Hart, Jane // Alternative & Complementary Therapies;Jun2008, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p116 

    The article provides information on complementary therapies relative to the management and treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) and the estimated number of people affected by the disease in the U.S. A survey on the use of adjunctive complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies among people...

  • Evaluation of Healing by Gentle Touch for the Treatment of musculoskeletal Disorders. Weze, Clare; Leathard, Helen L.; Stevens, Gretchen // American Journal of Public Health;Jan2004, Vol. 94 Issue 1, p50 

    The article presents information on a study that examined the effectiveness and safety of on healing by gentle touch among patients with various ailments at the Centre for Complementary Care. All new patients attending the Centre for Complementary Care between 1995 and 2001 were invited to...

  • Complementary therapies for cancer, more good than harm? Ernst, Edzard // Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift;2003, Vol. 115 Issue 19/20, p676 

    Complementary⁄alternative medicine (CAM) is usually viewed as a benign fad that does not really interfere with patients' health and thus has little more than a sociological importance. Cancer patients' CAM-usage is a double-edged sword. Some modalities may enhance quality of life for...

  • Complementary therapies in cancer patients: prevalence and patients' motives. Spiegel, Wolfgang; Zidek, Thomas; Vutuc, Christian; Maier, Manfred; Isak, Karin; Micksche, Michael // Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift;2003, Vol. 115 Issue 19/20, p705 

    Background: Data relating to the use of complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) in cancer patients have been published for a number of European countries. No recent data are available for Austria. Aim: To ascertain the extent of CAM use by cancer patients, what patients' motives are, what...

  • CAM Attracts Those Who Can't Afford Conventional Care.  // Nutrition Business Journal;Feb2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p23 

    Reports on the 2002 National Health Interview Survey on the selection of Americans on complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. Reason for choosing CAM; Common form of CAM used by the cost-conscious groups; Satisfaction of consumers on the use of the alternative medicine.

  • Demographic Characteristics and Perceived Health Status of Users of Folk Therapies in Taiwan. Pei-Shan Tsai; Tian-Lu Ke; Chun-Jen Huang; Fei-Hsu Hsaio; Mei-Yeh Wang; Yun-Hsin Cheng // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p549 

    Objectives: This study examined the prevalence of folk therapy use among Taiwanese adults and factors associated with such use. Subjects and Methods: The data used in this study were from the 2001 National Health Interview Survey in Taiwan, which utilized a multistaged stratified systematic...

  • Women’s Reasons for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use: Racial/Ethnic Differences. Chao, Maria T.; Wade, Christine; Kronenberg, Fredi; Kalmuss, Debra; Cushman, Linda F. // Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine;Oct2006, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p719 

    Objectives: Although racial/ethnic differences in the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) utilization have been documented, differences in the reasons for using CAM have not been empirically assessed. In an increasingly diverse society, understanding differences in rates...

  • Government Survey Examines Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  // American Family Physician;1/15/2009, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p92 

    The article reports on a survey under the 2007 U.S. National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) concerning the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Results show that 38% of adults and nearly 12% of children have used CAM therapies which range from acupuncture to herbal...

  • What Is Complementary and Alternative Medicine?  // What is Complementary & Alternative Medicine?;2012, p1 

    The article offers information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S. According to a 2007 survey, 38% of U.S. adults use CAM. A definition of CAM by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is provided. Categories of CAM are natural products,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics