Biology Of Menopause

Biology Of Menopause

Biology Of Menopause

Biology of Menopause presents the proceedings of an international symposium held from September 10-13, 1998 in Newport Beach, CA. The proceedings review current knowledge and explores future research directions on the biologic changes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis across the menopausal transition and the associated changes in physiologic systems outside of the HPO axis, including the brain, the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems. Additionally, chapters present new methods of study and emerging areas of research.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Francis L. Bellino
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-08-13
Total Pages : 287 Pages
ISBN : 9780387216287


Menopause

Menopause

Menopause: Biology and Pathobiology is a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of the biology, anatomy, physiology, pathobiology, and pharmacology of menopause, as well as its diagnosis and management. The book is divided into four sections: Basic Biology, Epidemiology, Menopausal Systems Pathophysiology, and Intervention. Basic Biology covers such fundamentals as ovarian anatomy and physiology, mechanisms of steroid hormone action, chronobiological effects, and premature menopause. Epidemiology includes, among others, chapters on methodology challenges in the study of menopause, how to distinguish the effects of age from those of menopause, and a discussion of the key differences in demographics, environmental factors, and ethnicity in the menopause experience. The Pathophysiology section contains chapters on menopause and its various effects on the body, including sexuality, skin, brain, the cardiovascular system, cancers, and mood. The final section includes detailed chapters on intervention and management techniques, with topics including alternative therapies to hormone replacement, exercise, and estrogens and osteoporosis. * Well-referenced to allow easy look up of anything related to menopause * Presents the latest thinking on basic science and clinical topics * Exposes what the current gaps in our knowledge are * Presents current expert opinions

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : Rogerio A. Lobo
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2000-05-22
Total Pages : 672 Pages
ISBN : 0080536204


Biology Of Menopause

Biology Of Menopause

All the diverse aspects of ovarian ageing in our own species and in animal models have been brought together for the first time in this concise volume. The physiological and biochemical processes responsible for the deterioration of ovarian function, the consequential loss of fertility and somatic effects of postmenopause are fully explained for biologists interested in reproduction and gerontology and for clinicians concerned with fertility in middle age and hormone replacement therapy. PREFACE: There should be good reasons for adding to the current flood of scientific literature, especially since the task of writing a monograph is a long and lonely one. This book was written for research workers, clinicians and students who have a special interest in the biology of the ageing reproductive system, of which the human menopause is a central issue. It deals with the causes of ovarian failure in mid-life, the associated physiological and behavioural changes and the preceding decline in fecundity and fertility. Despite widespread interest in this subject, no one until now has attempted to tackle the subject as a whole. A number of books have been written for the non-scientific reader who is concerned about "menopausal problems", but the professional scientist and clinician are faced with a widely dispersed literature. I felt that there was still time for an author with sufficient temerity to bring together the many aspects of reproductive system ageing and show the extent to which these are interrelated. This book is primarily concerned with human biology, but in some sections where direct evidence is lacking there are detailed accounts of animal research, and often this is interesting in its own right. By way of introduction to some of the chapters, I have outlined historical concepts leading to our present knowledge of the physiology and biochemistry of reproduction. This is intended to help readers who are not well acquainted with the subject to appreciate the less tractable problems of ageing. However, to maintain balance and economy, it has been necessary to be highly selective. Originally, I planned to shun all practical issues in reproductive medicine, but, as the book evolved, the provinces of the biologist and clinician seemed less distinct, and some mention of contraception and hormone replacement therapy became desirable. Nevertheless, these topics have been tackled primarily from the scientific standpoint, and I leave questions of clinical management of subfertility and postmenopause to others having appropriate experience and expertise. Discussion of the psychological changes of middle age, apart from those of a sexual nature or connected with ovarian ageing, are beyond the scope of this book, and as the title plainly indicates my subject is strictly the female of the species. Males are not exempt from ageing of their sexual functions, but a term other than "menopause" is needed for their less discrete changes. A good deal more research needs to be done before as detailed a story can be written about them.

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Genre : Medical
Author : R. C. Gosden
Publisher :
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015009538193


Biology Of Menopause

Biology Of Menopause

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Genre : Menopause
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:10948800


Menopause

Menopause

Menopause is a biological reality for all women in their forties and fifties. Yet the way we think about the cessation of menstruation is influenced by a variety of factors. Cultural and technological influences combine with biology to transform this universal phenomenon into an experience that varies considerably between cultures and individuals. In this concise book, Lynnette Leidy Sievert draws on her own case studies from Puebla, Mexico, and western Massachusetts, as well as on comparative data from other studies in places such as Slovenia, Paraguay, and Hawaii, to explore the different ways that women experience menopause around the world. Sievert suggests that attempts by medical professionals to define the “normal” occurrence of menopause, including its typical onset and symptoms, may not be realistic when considering how lifestyle, nutrition, and workload can contribute to diverging realities. She explores how women feel about hysterectomies, chemotherapy, and other medical procedures and treatments that stop menstruation prematurely. She also considers recent advances in technology, including post-menopausal birth, which have turned what was previously an unavoidable end of fertility into something that can be postponed. A unique comparative look at women’s experiences, this text brings new perspectives to the mainstream literature on the subject and invites readers to consider compelling questions about menopause, its meanings, and its future.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Lynnette Leidy Sievert
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Release : 2006-07-24
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780813539997


The Little Book Of Menopause

The Little Book Of Menopause

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Author : James Woods
Publisher :
Release : 2017-07
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0997646640


The Menopause

The Menopause

Nearly one-half of an American woman's life is spent after the cessation of reproductive function. A woman of 40 years has an additional life expectancy of nearly 40 years; a woman of 75, over 11 years. This pattern of longevity is likely to continue, so that by the year 2000, it has been estimated, 30 percent of the female population will be postmenopausal. While it is difficult to separate the results of aging from those of estrogen deprivation, it is important that we try to do so, since the results of the latter are amenable to treatment. The medical infirmities resulting from estrogen deprivation take a high toll among postmenopausal women. Nearly 200,000 hip fractures occur annually in this group, resulting in 15,000 deaths and a high morbidity rate. Sleep disorders, compromised sexuality, psychomotor alterations of the climacterium, and urinary tract disorders all contribute to a lowered quality of life. Appropriate treatment of these disturbing postmenopausal conditions requires an understanding of the underlying bio chemical, endocrinologic, psychologic, and pathophysiologic al terations of estrogen deprivation. Toward this end, the reader will find herein chapters dealing with estrogen metabolism in the postmenopausal female, end-organ response to estrogen deprivation, and bone metabolism and osteoporosis. Next, the reader will find chapters dealing with specific or gans, organ systems, or conditions related to the quality of life; for example, sexuality, urinary tract problems, sleep disorders, the breast, sports and exercise, the climacteric, and the psycho biology of the menopause.

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Genre : Medical
Author : H.J. Buchsbaum
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Total Pages : 225 Pages
ISBN : 9781461255253


Menopause

Menopause

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Genre : Menopause
Author : Denise Lee Spitzer
Publisher :
Release : 1994
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:426202620


Women S Health And Menopause

Women S Health And Menopause

Despite its universality in human female aging, the menopause and its biology are not completely understood. New biologic mechanisms by which sex hormones may be detrimental or confer protection are continually being discovered. We are now starting to understand that the role of the estrogen receptor is not identical in all tissues. Important nongenomic effects for sex hormones have also been described. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has produced effects on health risks: some are reduced, some are increased, and the rest remain uncertain. HRT is being used by an increasing number of women to alleviate climacteric symptoms in the perimenopausal period and to prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease later. Positive effects on Alzheimer's disease and dementia on the one hand, and an increase in venous thrombosis on the other, are currently being reported by several groups. Both the preventive benefits and the risk of breast cancer seem to be linked to long-term and current use. HRT requires further testing through specific clinical trials, currently underway in the United States, before confident recommendations may be made about the full range of benefits and risks.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Rodolfo Paoletti
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
Total Pages : 341 Pages
ISBN : 9789401155601


Reinterpreting Menopause

Reinterpreting Menopause

Reinterpreting Menopause brings together a number of reflections from a broad range of areas including feminism, cultural studies, clinical medicine, sociology, philosophy and political science and includes the voices and experiences of menopausal women themselves. In an innovative series of essays, current thinking about medicine, society and the body is critically examined. Particular attention is given to the medical representations of menopause, biology and aging, the history of medical approaches to women and the tensions between bio-medical models and other explanations of menopause. Contributors include: E. Ann Kaplan, Emily Martin, Mia Campioni, Fiona Mackie, Roe Sybylla, Wendy Rogers, Kwok Lei Leng, Margaret Morganroth Gullette and Robyn Gardner.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Paul Komesaroff
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-05-13
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781136049026