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Vol 57, No 5 (2006)
Review article
Published online: 2006-11-06
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Menopause - facts and controversies

Tomasz Pertyński, Grzegorz Stachowiak
Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(5):525-534.

open access

Vol 57, No 5 (2006)
Review article
Published online: 2006-11-06
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Menopausal period induces some hormonal changes in female organism. These alterations are responsible for many illnesses and ailments - e.g. disorders of menstrual cycle, climacteric symptoms, urine incontinence, connective tissue lesions, postmenopausal osteopenia and osteoporosis. All the changes negatively influence quality of life of women. The principal element of menopausal care in this period is hormone therapy (HT), alleviating many of the climacteric aliments. This article is focused also on some controversial topics concerning the HT action on breast, coronary system and brain.

Abstract

Menopausal period induces some hormonal changes in female organism. These alterations are responsible for many illnesses and ailments - e.g. disorders of menstrual cycle, climacteric symptoms, urine incontinence, connective tissue lesions, postmenopausal osteopenia and osteoporosis. All the changes negatively influence quality of life of women. The principal element of menopausal care in this period is hormone therapy (HT), alleviating many of the climacteric aliments. This article is focused also on some controversial topics concerning the HT action on breast, coronary system and brain.
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Keywords

hormone therapy; quality of life; osteoporosis; breast cancer; menopause

About this article
Title

Menopause - facts and controversies

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 57, No 5 (2006)

Pages

525-534

Published online

2006-11-06

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2006;57(5):525-534.

Keywords

hormone therapy
quality of life
osteoporosis
breast cancer
menopause

Authors

Tomasz Pertyński
Grzegorz Stachowiak

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