Black Cohosh Supplements North Highlands CA

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.

Bruce A Bob MD
(916) 920-2082
77 Cadillac Dr
Sacramento, CA
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Robert Geo Myers, MD
(916) 482-1708
5233 Fernwood Way
Sacramento, CA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1957

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Said Yassir, MD
(916) 965-5500
6403 Coyle Ave Ste 370
Carmichael, CA
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Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1971

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Chang Joon Lee, MD
(916) 973-5760
3210 Ben Lomond Dr
Sacramento, CA
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Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1972

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Gregory Albert Herrera, MD
(916) 488-2337
5920 River Glen Ct
Carmichael, CA
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Los Angeles, Ucla Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90024
Graduation Year: 1976

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Mcclellan, CA
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Purificacacion F Tumbaga
(916) 537-5135
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
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6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
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6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
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Kevin Scott Elliott, MD
6620 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1998

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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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