Chapter 11 – Menopause

Menopausal symptoms

Due primarily to the lack of circulating estrogen, menopause may result in symptomatology which varies significantly from woman to woman. Some patients do not experience symptoms at all, while others experience symptoms which range from mild to severe. There are also longer-term changes that occur in the anatomy and physiology of the female body. Research suggests that symptoms last much longer than previously thought, which has implications for the duration of treatment.(5, 6) Symptoms may be physical or psychological.

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Physical symptoms

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Psychological symptoms

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Other significant symptoms

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