Current Management of the Menopause

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Christian Lauritzen, John W. W. Studd
CRC Press, Jun 22, 2005 - Medical - 506 pages
In the next few decades, an estimated one billion women will reach menopause. They will depend on the preventative measures, management, and advice provided to them by their gynecologist or general practitioner. At a time when doubts and criticisms have been raised concerning the real benefit and the justification of peri- to postmenopausal estroge
 

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Contents

1 Basic Facts and Definitions
2
2 Social Structure and Social Medicine
11
3 Menopausal changes of ovaries and hypothalamicpituitary and cerebral function
24
4 Premenopausal Cycle Anomalies
38
5 History of EstrogenProgestogen Replacement Therapy
43
6 The Awareness of the Menopausal Woman Concerning the Menopausal Transition
51
7 The Considerations Hopes and Fears of the Menopausal Woman
60
8 The Climacteric Syndrome
64
18 Sexuality in Postmenopause and Senium
230
19 Estrogens and Urogenital Atrophy
256
20 Estrogens in the Treatment of Premenstrual Postnatal and Perimenopausal Depression
274
21 Antiaging and Esthetic Endocrinology
285
22 Skin and Connective Tissue
303
23 Lifestyle Counseling
313
24 Phytoestrogens
338
Venous Thromboembolism VTE
354

9 Practice of Hormone Substitution
93
10 Mechanisms of Action of Sex Steroid Hormones and their Analogs
109
11 Estrogens Progestogens and the Endometrium
129
Effects on Glucose and Insulin Metabolism and the Metabolic Syndrome
144
13 Possible Sideeffects of Sexual Hormones
162
14 Osteoporosis
172
15 Hormone Replacement Therapy and Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease
187
16 Direct Vascular Actions of Estrogens
197
Implications for Alzheimers Disease
215
26 Gallbladder Liver Pancreas
362
Promotion and Prevention
373
28 Strategies for the Prevention of Breast and Gynecologic Cancer
390
29 Benefits Risks and Costs of Estrogen and Hormone Replacement Therapies
432
30 Information Sheet for Climacteric Women
482
31 The Aging Male
492
32 Future Developments
520
Index
538
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