Complications of Menopause


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About complications: Complications of Menopause are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Menopause. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Menopause and complications of Menopause is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Menopause: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Menopause includes:

Complications of Menopause: NIMH researchers recently found that women who suffer depression as they enter the early stages of menopause (perimenopause) may find estrogen to be an alternative to traditional antidepressants. The efficacy of the female hormone was comparable to that usually reported with antidepressants in the first controlled study of its direct effects on mood in perimenopausal women meeting standardized criteria for depression. 1

You may not even notice two important aspects of menopause. These are a loss of bone tissue, which can weaken bones and cause osteoporosis, and higher cholesterol levels, which may lead to cardiovascular (heart) disease.2

Complications of Menopause: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Menopause:



Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Women Hold Up Half the Sky: NIMH
2. excerpt from Menopause - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: June 3, 2003

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