Editor: Volodymyr Dvornyk

Current Topics in Menopause

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $217
Printed Copy: US $178
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-60805-515-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-453-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080545341130101

Introduction

Menopause is a significant event in a woman’s life as is generally considered as an indicator for senescence in women. Evidence suggests that menopause results in many psychological and postmenopausal health problems, such as anxiety, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorder and others. Menopausal symptoms and associated disorders are of great importance for public health as they influence the quality of life of affected individuals. Therefore proper management of menopause will definitely contribute to healthy aging and the overall well-being of women.

This e-book reviews recent progress in the research and management of menopause and associated health problems. It provides comprehensive coverage of both clinical aspects and basic research of menopause. Topics covered in this e-book include research findings about risk factors for complex medical conditions associated with menopause along with the treatment options for these conditions, with particular emphasis on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). These conditions include osteoporosis, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Subsequent chapters detail on common oncological malignancies post menopause. The e-book concludes with a review of HRT treatment including its advantages and disadvantages followed by a review on risk factors, causes and complications of premature menopause occurring in women before an age of 40 years.

This e-book is a valuable guide for medical researchers and gynecological professionals with a focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of this medical condition.

Indexed in: Book Citation Index, Science Edition, EBSCO.

Foreword

- Pp. i-ii (2)
Andrea R. Genazzani
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Preface

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Volodymyr Dvornyk
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List of Contributors

- Pp. v-vii (3)
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A Life Course Approach to Reproductive Aging

- Pp. 3-19 (17)
Sarah E. Tom and Gita D. Mishra

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Genetics of Menopause and Menopausal Age

- Pp. 20-53 (34)
Volodymyr Dvornyk

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The Endocrinology of Perimenopause - New Definitions and Understandings of Hormonal and Bone Changes

- Pp. 54-83 (30)
Jerilynn C. Prior, Vanadin Seifert-Klauss and Georgina Hale
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Bone Remodelling in Menopause: Biological and Pathological Aspects

- Pp. 84-105 (22)
Manuel Muñoz-Torres and Antonia García-Martín

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Estrogen and Cognition: A Matter of Months?

- Pp. 106-125 (20)
Eef Hogervorst

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Menopause and the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases

- Pp. 126-142 (17)
Marco Stramba-Badiale

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Management of Obesity in Menopause: Lifestyle Modification, Medication, Bariatric Surgery and Personalized Treatment

- Pp. 143-162 (20)
Yosefa Avraham and Sapir Nachum

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Menopause, Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes Mellitus

- Pp. 163-212 (50)
Eleni I. Boutati and Sotirios A. Raptis
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Assessing and Managing the Risk of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women: Opportunities and Challenges

- Pp. 213-253 (41)
Victor G. Vogel

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New Insights into Pathology of Endometrial Carcinoma at Menopause

- Pp. 254-314 (61)
Efthimios Sivridis and Alexandra Giatromanolaki

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Adnexal Mass and Ovarian Cancer in Menopause

- Pp. 315-325 (11)
Tanja Pejovic and Farr Nezhat

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Treatment Regimens for the Menopause

- Pp. 326-384 (59)
Barry G. Wren

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The Effect of Complementary and Alternative Therapy at Menopause: Trick or Treat?

- Pp. 385-413 (29)
Lily Stojanovska and Viki Kitanovska

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Premature Menopause

- Pp. 414-441 (28)
Amanda Vincent and Elizabeth Farrell

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Subject Index

- Pp. 442-447 (6)
Volodymyr Dvornyk
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