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Effects of a phyto complex on well-being of climacteric women.

Quattrocchi, Tomasella; Micali, Elvira; Gentile, Antonino; La Ferrera, Ettore Giuseppe; Barbaro, Luisa; Ciarcià, Stella; Corrado, Francesco; Di Costa, Maria; Fazio, Roberto; Licenziato, Roberto; Marcazzò, Annamaria; Minniti, Rosaria; Riccobene, Rosaria; Russello, Carmela Maria; Cancellieri, Francesco.
J Obstet Gynaecol Res; 41(7): 1093-8, 2015 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Fev 2015 | ID: mdl-25656636
Resumo: AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a phyto complex on menopausal symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 151 women aged 42-67 years were enrolled. They were in spontaneous or surgical menopause by at least 12 months, reporting symptoms referable to the climacteric syndrome. Two validated and standardized tests were given to the whole sample at the entrance of the study (T0) and after 6 months of treatment (T6): the Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Interim evaluations were carried out at 1-3 months (T1 and T3) on five symptoms selected from the GCS. The phyto complex was given to each enrolled woman, from the T0 to T6 time-points, for a total of 180 days. RESULTS: At the T0 time-point, the average scores were: GCS, 28.98 (standard deviation [SD] ± 10.71); BDI, 14.48 (SD ± 6.5). At the T1 time-point, five parameters of the GCS were assessed with a reduction of 36.25% in symptoms (5.69, SD ± 3.53). At the T6 time-point the assessment was completed: average GCS results were 11.54 (SD ± 8.01) with a 60.17% improvement; and average BDI results were 6.11 (SD ± 4.6) with a 58.91% improvement in the depressive symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: The phyto complex under consideration is an effective tool to counter, in a quick and long-lasting manner, the most common and nagging symptoms of the climacteric syndrome, such as hot flushes, insomnia and depression.