The Menopause

  • Herbert J. Buchsbaum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Richard L. Voet
    Pages 9-22
  3. Clare D. Edman
    Pages 23-33
  4. Charles Y. C. Pak
    Pages 35-54
  5. J. Gerald Quirk Jr., George D. Wendel Jr.
    Pages 55-75
  6. Clare D. Edman
    Pages 77-84
  7. Marc A. Fritz, Leon Speroff
    Pages 85-102
  8. Samuel Lifshitz, Steven G. Bernstein
    Pages 103-129
  9. Robert C. Corlett
    Pages 131-138
  10. Félix Krauer
    Pages 139-150
  11. Veronica A. Ravnikar, Isaac Schiff, Quentin R. Regestein
    Pages 161-171
  12. James P. Semmens
    Pages 173-180
  13. Douglas J. Marchant
    Pages 181-198
  14. Mona M. Shangold
    Pages 199-203
  15. Marie DuMont Low
    Pages 205-213
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 215-225

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Endometrium biology hormones menopause regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert J. Buchsbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gynecologic OncologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center at DallasUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-5525-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-5527-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-5525-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-0328
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