Black Cohosh Supplements Gulfport MS

Because of its powerful ability to lessen menopausal symptoms, some researchers used to believe black cohosh contained chemical compounds with estrogen-like activity. However, several well-conducted laboratory and clinical studies thoroughly disproved this notion.

James H Gaddy
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Oney C Raines III, MD
4502 15th Street
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1960
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Hospital: Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: Womans Clinic Pa

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Michele Q Pisciotta
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michael A McKay
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Dr.Michael McKay
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Road
Gulfport, MS
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Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Charles L Robinson
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald K Gaddy
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michele Q Pisciotta, MD
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1995

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Thomas W Lehman
(228) 864-2752
4577 13th St
Gulfport, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald Keith Gaddy, MD
(228) 863-9977
4502 Old Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Garden Park Community Hospital, Gulfport, Ms; Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms
Group Practice: Gulfport Ob/Gyn & Clinic

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Black Cohosh, Hot Flashes, and Breast Cancer

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I’ve been on the drug tamoxifen since recovering from breast cancer. Black cohosh helps keep the drug-induced hot flashes at bay, but my doctor says the herb could increase my risk of cancer recurrence. Is this true?

The published research on black cohosh directly contradicts your doctor’s opinion. In fact, the vast majority of medical studies on this herb indicate that it is safe and beneficial for women who have had breast cancer. Thousands of women throughout Europe and North America have successfully used standardized extracts of black cohosh for relief from hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause. No link has ever been found between taking the herb and the worsening or recurrence of breast cancer, which is not surprising news, considering how the herb works.

Because of its powerful ability to lessen menopausal symptoms, some researchers used to believe black cohosh contained chemical compounds with estrogen-like activity. However, several well-conducted laboratory and clinical studies thoroughly disproved this notion. In fact, test tube research has shown that black cohosh can actually inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. In addition, taking black cohosh extract has not been found to change the body’s levels of estrogen or any other hormones.

A 2003 study of premenopausal breast cancer survivors in Caracas, Venezuela, compared the use of tamoxifen for five years with or without 12 months of black cohosh extract, and researchers found that the combination significantly reduced the frequency and severity of tamoxifen-induced hot flashes. In addition, the researchers found no evidence that the herb interfered with the beneficial effects of the drug. After considering all this, I don’t see any reason to discontinue black cohosh extract.

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