I. The Menopause: Physiology, Diagnosis, and Epidemiology.- 1 Physiology of the Menopause.- 2 Skeletal Physiology: Growth and Aging.- 3 Orthopedic Complications of Menopause.- 4 The Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Women.- 5 Where the Women Are.- 6A Menopause as a Normal Physiological Event or as a Disease.- 6B Epidemiology of Perimenopause in China.- II. Medical Aspects of the Menopause.- A. Understanding Osteoporosis.- 7 Pathogenesis of Osteoporosis.- 8 Amenorrhea and Anovulation: Risk Factors for Osteoporosis That Precede Menopause.- 9 Bone Mineral Measurement and Biochemical Markers of Bone Cell Function.- 10 Clinical Assessment for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.- 11A Secondary Causes of Osteopenia.- 11B Corticosteroid-Induced Osteoporosis.- B. Treatment of Osteoporosis and Musculoskeletal Pain.- 12 Calcium and Vitamin D.- 13 Exercise and Its Relationship to Bone Mass and Cardiovascular Function.- 14 The Role of Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis.- 15 Calcitonin, Bisphosphonates, and Miscellaneous Agents for Treatment of Osteoporosis.- 16 Treatment of Vertebral Osteoporosis with Fluoride Salts.- 17 Selection of the Best Treatment for Osteoporosis.- 18 Musculoskeletal Pain and Menopause.- 19 Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cardiovascular Diseases.- 20 Lipid Metabolism and Menopause.- III. Gynecological Aspects of the Menopause.- 21 Peri-and Postmenopausal Abnormal Bleeding.- 22 Biology of Normal Aging Endometrium.- 23 Endometrial Carcinoma and Its Precursors in Relation to Hormone Replacement Therapy.- 24 Therapeutic and Preventive Aspects of Estrogen and Progesterone Therapy.- 25 New Progestogens: A Review of Clinical Data.- 26 The Role of Androgens in Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy.- 27 Compliance with Menopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy.- 28 Psychobiological Aspects of the Menopause.- 29 The Effect of Sex Steroids on Brain Mechanisms Relating to Mood and Sexuality.- IV. Other Problems.- 30 Breast Disease in the Menopausal Woman.- 31 Skin Care and Abnormal Lesions.- 32 Menopausal Aspects of Sleep Disturbance.- 33 Clinical Approaches to Dyslipidemia.- V. Management and Therapeutic Guidelines.- 34 Continuing Medical Care of the Menopausal Woman.- 35 Complicated and Controversial Considerations Regarding Estrogen Replacement Therapy.- 36 Special Issues Concerning Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer.- 37 Cancer of the Breast, Cervical Cancers, Ovarian Cancers, and Other Cancers.- 38 Nutritional Advice for the Menopausal Woman.- 39 Future Considerations in Hormonal Therapy of the Menopause.- 40 Future Therapies for Osteoporosis.
Comprehensive Management of Menopause is a balanced, authoritative, and state-of-the-art approach to the treatment of all medical issues of the menopausal patient, strongly emphasizing clinical and practical applications for comprehensive care. The book is edited by leaders in the field and contains an impressive array of internationally recognized contributors. Divided into five easily referenced sections: Physiology, Diagnosis and Epidemiology; Medical Aspects of the Menopause; Gynecologic Aspects of the Menopause; Management and Therapeutic Guidelines; and The Future; this outstanding volume contains the most up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatment, and management of: - osteoporosis and musculo-skeletal pain; - cardiovascular disease and lipid and metabolism disorders; - all gynecologic aspects of menopause, including the newest technology and advances in hormone therapies; - breast problems and skin care. It also includes preventive medicine and general health care guidelines. Comprehensive Management of Menopause is the definitive text comprising all aspects of menopause and is indispensable to every physician providing medical care to women.
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