Navigation Links
Blind Faith Dictates Use Of Herbal Supplements In Many

America research reveals that two thirds of those who take herbal supplements, do not check scientific guidelines before doing so. In other words , those using herbal medicines to ease specific ailments do so on the basis of blind faith and do not care to check the credentials of purported claims or seek evidence based results.

The researchers led by Aditya Bardia of University of Iowa viewed extensive data from a 2002 national health survey of more than 30,000 U.S. adults.

In the survey, more than 3,300 adults said they had taken herbs to treat a specific health condition.

The researchers focused on 609 people who reported treating a specific health condition with any of 10 herbal supplements. Five supplements evaluated were garlic (high cholesterol level), ginseng (diabetes), kava-kava (anxiety), soy (high cholesterol, source of protein, hot flashes), and St. John's Wort (depression).

Bardia's team checked to see if there was scientific evidence supporting the use of those herbal supplements for the participants' health conditions.

It was seen that the percentage of participants using herbal supplements in accordance with scientific evidence ranged from 68 percent for echinacea to 3 percent for ginseng.

Apart from echinacea and ginseng, only about one-third of the participants used herbal supplements based on scientific evidence, the study showed.

Says Bardia: Physicians, pharmacists, and other health professionals should proactively educate consumers and advocate for public health policies that would disseminate evidence-based information regarding the appropriate use of herbs."

Bardia and colleagues also note that part of the problem could be that many patients and doctors do not talk about herbal supplements. This, according to the researchers, should change.

Their report appears in the May edition of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

In conclusion , the authors stress that physicians should ask patients about their use of herbs at every visit and admission to hospital, and inform patients about potential benefits and harm.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Blindness can be stopped with drug for acne treatment
2. Smoking Linked to Blindness
3. Blindness may be genetic by nature
4. Enzyme Responsible For Congenital Blindness
5. Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life
6. Millions Of Diabetic And Glaucoma Patients Risk Blindness
7. See Me Campaign: Do Not Turn a Blind Eye and a Deaf Ear to Self-Harm
8. Avastin, anti-Cancer Drug leads to Blindness and Other Complications
9. Genes That Were Responsible For The Cause Of Blindness Identified
10. Investigations Reveal That Infections Due To Contact lens Could Cause Blindness
11. Blind Girl Students to Catwalk in Guwahati Fashion Show
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As ... serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... PALM CITY, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of cold therapy products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of ... the multipurpose pad so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , ... to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin ... patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International ... Ph.D ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing ... of targeted tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. , Sept. 18, ... , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy of ... to offer a strategic hub service that expedites and ... sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, and wellness management ... spirometer is a medical device used to measure lung ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... Sept. 13, 2017   OrthoAtlanta has been named ... Football Host Committee (AFHC) for the 2018 College Football Playoff ... 2018, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia ... AFHC "I,m In" campaign, participating in many activities leading up ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: