Menopause: As one caring husband reassures his wife, posed. As with most scare mongering campaigns, devised “Honey, you are stil hot; it just comes in fl ushes now!” to discredit alternative therapies, the results found were Quickly refuting, the wife replies, “Yes, Dear, and it’s my new 007 licence to kil - one that holds up in court!” To clear the matter, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Jokes aside, approximately two thirds of women in Administration (TGA) put together a group of experts menopause develop menopausal symptoms, and this can from Australia and New Zealand to advise on the matter. be a dismal time in life, both physical y and emotional y. After consideration of the available information, it was Menopause is the cessation of fertility, evidenced by concluded that, “there appears to be an association lack of menstrual cycle and a decrease in hormones like between the use of Black Cohosh and liver damage, but estrogen. These changes can cause symptoms like vaginal that it is very rare. It was not possible to identify, with any dryness, mood swings and ‘hot fl ushes’, driving ladies, and certainty, the strength of the association, or any particular group, type of preparation, dose, duration of use or We live in an age of abundant medical knowledge, specifi c products.” The article stated that, “Considering coupled with growing acceptance for alternative the widespread use of Black Cohosh, the incidence of therapies. However, amidst the cornucopia of Menopausal liver reaction appears to be very low.” treatments and alternatives available, confusion can appear The World Health Organisation (WHO) also, states there when deciding what treatment is the right one for me? is only a potential association between hepatotoxicity The fi rst decision that many women approach is the (liver toxicity) and herbal medicine containing Cimicifuga cross-roads of alternative therapy as apposed to the (Black Cohosh). It was said of The European Medicines road of traditional medical (like Hormone Replacement Agencies (EMEA) of the sixteen of the worldwide reported case reports studied for hepatotoxicity, fi ve In the middle of 2002, signifi cant public panic resulted cases were excluded, seven were thought to be unlikely when the media released American studies highlighting related and there was a temporal association in four cases the threat that HRT treatment increased the risk of breast cancer and heart disease. Amid the alarm, experts The National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) of the scientifi c community justifi ed the results as having supports the usage of Black Cohosh. They refuted in a been misinterpreted by the media and not in context. media release that a systematic review of the safety of Fol owing the hype, whether the HRT risks were justifi ed Black Cohosh, analysing data from the World Health or not, it became a catalyst that saw many Australian Organisation and National drug safety bodies, concluded women seeking alternative therapies, in the hope of that Black Cohosh is a safe medicinal herb.
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