Black Cohosh Supplements Uvalde TX

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 Richard Meyer
(830) 278-4700
1038A Garner Field Road
Uvalde, TX
Specialty
Urogynecology/Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, General Gynecology Only
Education
English, Spanish
Professional Memberships
Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Peter M Lotze, MD
(713) 512-7814
7900 Fannin St
Houston, TX
Business
Obstetrical & Gynecological Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Michelle Barcio, MD
(281) 890-5322
18220 Tomball Pkwy
Houston, TX
Business
Champion Womens Center
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Donald Chad Simmons
(972) 566-2999
7777 Forest Ln
Dallas, TX
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Catherine Ann Sanesi Holste
(713) 795-1004
7400 Fannin
Houston, TX
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Jennifer Gulick
(972) 335-1490
4461 Coit Rd
Frisco, TX
Business
Elite Ob/Gyn
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: We accept all insurance EXCEPT Medicare and Medicaid

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Centennial Medical Center
Residency Training: Baylor University Medical Center
Medical School: Loma Linda University, 2006
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Medical Association Texas Medical Association Dallas County Medical Society American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Junior Fellow


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Gilda Cipriano, MD
(817) 684-5010
1615 Hospital Pkwy
Bedford, TX
Business
Associates in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joy P LeBlanc, MD
(832) 553-5410
3203 E Broadway
Pearland, TX
Business
OB/GYN Associates
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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James Wilson Powers
(972) 981-7711
6124 W Parker Rd
Plano, TX
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Lawrence Scott Pierce
(972) 747-4711
1105 Central Expwy North
Allen, TX
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

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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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