Encuesta sobre conocimientos y uso de terapias alternas a la hormonal en mujeres menopáusicas de medellín (Colombia) 2009

Translated title of the contribution: A survey about knowledge and use of alternative therapies to that of traditional hormone replacement in menopausal women in medellín (Colombia) 2009

Gloria Inés Martínez-Domínguez, Lina María Martínez-Sánchez, María Patricia Hormaza-Angel, María de los Angeles Rodríguez-Gázquez, Gabriel Jaime Rendón-Pereira, Edna Martínez-Rojas, Cristian Camilo Benítez-Restrepo

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    Abstract

    Objective: describing knowledge about and the use of alternative therapies to traditional hormone replacement in menopausal women. Materials and methods: a cross-sectional, descriptive study of menopausal women was carried out in the city of Medellín, Colombia, during 2009. Inclusion criteria were: being aged ≥40, having finished their menstrual cycles at least one year beforehand and having no background of hysterectomy. Women who agreed to participate in the study answered a questionnaire requiring that they give anonymous information about socio-demographic variables, the date of their last menstruation, symptomatology during the menopause and the use and characteristics of alternative therapies and hormone replacement therapy during menopause. Results: 274 women were surveyed; 10.6% of them were using natural hormones and 46.0% used soy-based products. Regarding alternative and complementary medical therapies for menopausal symptomatology different to natural hormones, 32.8% of the women stated that they had heard of some of them, the most well-known being homeopathy (18.6%), yoga (16.8%) and relaxation therapy (12.0%). Conclusion: a high percentage of menopausal women in the survey knew about and used alternative therapies to that of traditional hormone replacement for managing menopauseassociated symptomatology, especially consuming phytoestrogens and soy-based products.

    Translated title of the contributionA survey about knowledge and use of alternative therapies to that of traditional hormone replacement in menopausal women in medellín (Colombia) 2009
    Original languageSpanish
    Pages (from-to)51-56
    Number of pages6
    JournalRevista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
    Volume62
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011

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