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Article: A pilot study on the effects of a Chinese herbal preparation on menopausal symptoms

TitleA pilot study on the effects of a Chinese herbal preparation on menopausal symptoms
Authors
KeywordsChinese medicine
Follicle-stimulating hormone
Menopausal symptoms
Menopausal symptoms score
Observational study
Issue Date2006
PublisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09513590.asp
Citation
Gynecological Endocrinology, 2006, v. 22 n. 2, p. 70-73 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study was conducted to determine whether a particular Chinese medicinal preparation is effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms. Chinese women with menopausal symptoms were recruited to receive treatment for 3 months followed by 3 months without treatment. The severity of menopausal symptoms and serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol levels were assessed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Data from 97 women with a mean age of 52.3 years were analyzed. Sixty women (62%) were postmenopausal. The serum FSH level (interquartile range) was 58.0 (39.5-72.4) IU/l at baseline and rose significantly 3 months after treatment. The difference remained significant in the postmenopausal group while there was no significant difference in the perimenopausal women. The changes in serum LH and estradiol levels remained unchanged. The baseline menopausal symptom score was 8.9 ± 6.0. The menopausal symptom score improved markedly after treatment and remained at the same level at 6 months. All individual menopausal symptoms improved significantly after 3 months of treatment except dry eye. Most of these symptoms remained significantly improved at 6 months compared with the pre-treatment assessment. We observed that the Chinese medicinal preparation used in this study is effective in improving menopausal symptoms in healthy Chinese women. Further randomized controlled trial will be needed to confirm this observation. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87460
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.413
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.586
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CCWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, WNTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChiu, SPen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChen, LCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChoi, WKIen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, GWKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:29:56Z-
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationGynecological Endocrinology, 2006, v. 22 n. 2, p. 70-73en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0951-3590en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87460-
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to determine whether a particular Chinese medicinal preparation is effective in alleviating menopausal symptoms. Chinese women with menopausal symptoms were recruited to receive treatment for 3 months followed by 3 months without treatment. The severity of menopausal symptoms and serum follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and estradiol levels were assessed at baseline, 3 and 6 months. Data from 97 women with a mean age of 52.3 years were analyzed. Sixty women (62%) were postmenopausal. The serum FSH level (interquartile range) was 58.0 (39.5-72.4) IU/l at baseline and rose significantly 3 months after treatment. The difference remained significant in the postmenopausal group while there was no significant difference in the perimenopausal women. The changes in serum LH and estradiol levels remained unchanged. The baseline menopausal symptom score was 8.9 ± 6.0. The menopausal symptom score improved markedly after treatment and remained at the same level at 6 months. All individual menopausal symptoms improved significantly after 3 months of treatment except dry eye. Most of these symptoms remained significantly improved at 6 months compared with the pre-treatment assessment. We observed that the Chinese medicinal preparation used in this study is effective in improving menopausal symptoms in healthy Chinese women. Further randomized controlled trial will be needed to confirm this observation. © 2006 Taylor & Francis.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09513590.aspen_HK
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dc.rightsGynecological Endocrinology. Copyright © Informa Healthcare.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese medicineen_HK
dc.subjectFollicle-stimulating hormoneen_HK
dc.subjectMenopausal symptomsen_HK
dc.subjectMenopausal symptoms scoreen_HK
dc.subjectObservational studyen_HK
dc.titleA pilot study on the effects of a Chinese herbal preparation on menopausal symptomsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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