Thursday, June 16, 2011

Magnesium Allieviates Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients

In a new study involving 25 breast cancer patients experiencing at least 14 hot flashes each week, supplementation with magnesium oxide was found to be associated with a significant reduction in frequency/week of hot flashes (from 52.2 to 27.7, a 41.4% reduction) and hot flash score (from 109.8 to 47.8, a 50.4% reduction).  The dose ranged from 400mg to 800mg per day for at least 4 weeks.  Reductions in fatigue, sweating, and distress were all significant.  The authors state, "Oral magnesium appears to have helped more than half of the patients and was well tolerated. Side effects and cost ($0.02/tablet) were minimal."

For more information, see your Naturopathic Doctor. Your naturopath can do a full assessment and put together a comprehensive treatment plan that meets your health goals.

Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, Naturopathic Doctor
http://www.drtaraandresennd.com/

Dr. Tara Andresen is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine, incorporating the latest scientific research into effective treatment plans for a wide variety of health concerns.

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