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Metabolic Changes of Menopause

  • Lian G. Ulrich

Abstract

The term menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from loss of ovarian follicular activity.1 However, in clinical practice and medical literature, the term menopause is used extensively to describe the years immediately before and after the last menstrual period, viz., the perimenopause or the climacteric. Climacteric is derived from the Latin word climactericus, literally meaning rung of ladder relating to a critical period of life, and this period of a woman’s life is indeed characterized by major biological and psychological changes.

Keywords

Coronary Heart Disease Postmenopausal Woman Menstrual Cycle High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Menopausal Status 
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