The effects of flaxseed on menopausal symptoms and quality of life

Holist Nurs Pract. May-Jun 2015;29(3):151-7. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000085.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of flaxseed on menopausal symptoms and quality of life throughout the menopausal period. The empirical research was conducted in an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient department of a university hospital and involved 140 menopausal women who were divided into 4 groups. The menopausal symptoms decreased and the quality of life increased among the women who used flaxseed for 3 months.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Fatigue / drug therapy
  • Fatigue / etiology
  • Female
  • Flax*
  • Hot Flashes / drug therapy
  • Hot Flashes / etiology
  • Humans
  • Menopause / drug effects*
  • Middle Aged
  • Phytoestrogens / administration & dosage*
  • Phytotherapy
  • Quality of Life

Substances

  • Phytoestrogens