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climacteric

 [kli-mak´ter-ik, kli″mak-ter´ik]
the complex of endocrine, somatic, and psychic changes occurring at the end of the female reproductive period (menopause); it may also accompany normal diminution of sexual activity in the male.

cli·mac·ter·ic

(klī-mak'ter-ik, klī-mak-ter'ik),
1. The period of endocrinal, somatic, and transitory psychological changes occurring in the transition to menopause.
2. A critical period of life.
Synonym(s): climacterium
[G. klimaktēr, the rung of a ladder]

climacteric

/cli·mac·ter·ic/ (kli-mak´ter-ik)
1. the syndrome of endocrine, somatic, and psychic changes occurring at menopause in women.
2. similar changes occurring in men owing to normal diminution of sexual drives with the aging process.

climacteric

(klī-măk′tər-ĭk, klī′măk-tĕr′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. See menopause.
2. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
3. A critical stage, period, or year: "before the end of the millennium, whether [he] lives to see that ecclesiastical climacteric or not" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
adj.
1. Of or relating to a climacteric.
2. Critical; crucial.

climacteric

1 See menopause.
2 See andropause.

climacteric

adjective Referring to the perimenopausal period of ovarian involution, characterised by physiological and psychological changes due to a decrease in sexual activity (men) and/or reproductive capacity (women).
 
noun
(1) In women, the perimenopausal period of ovarian involution, characterised by vasomotor lability—e.g., hot flashes, dysmenorrhoea, redistribution of fat, dyspareunia, early osteoporosis, decreased skin elasticity, hormonal changes (e.g., increased FSH and LH, decreased PGE2, oestrogen and progesterone; postmenopausal ovaries continue to secrete androgens, which are converted into oestrogens).
(2) An analogous time believed to occur in men, marked by a decrease in sexual activity, though not of reproductive capacity; popularly known as male menopause.

climacteric

Gynecology noun
1. The perimenopausal period of ovarian involution, characterized by vasomotor lability–eg, hot flashes, dysmenorrhea, redistribution of fat, dyspareunia, early osteoporosis, ↓ skin elasticity, hormonal changes–eg, ↑ FSH and LH, ↓ PGE2, estrogen, and progesterone; postmenopausal ovaries continue to secrete androgens, which are converted into estrogens.
2. Analogous age period in men adjective Menopausal.

cli·mac·ter·ic

(klī-mak'tĕr-ik)
1. The period of endocrinal, somatic, and transitory psychological changes occurring in the menopause.
2. A critical period of life.
[G. klimaktēr, the rung of a ladder]

climacteric

The MENOPAUSE. The time in life after which reproduction is no longer possible. This is an exclusively female phenomenon; the male menopause is a journalistic fiction.

climacteric

  1. any critical event.
  2. the MENOPAUSE.

cli·mac·ter·ic

, climacterium (klī-mak'tĕr-ik, -mak-tē'rē-ŭm)
The period of endocrinal, somatic, and transitory psychological changes occurring in the menopause.
[G. klimaktēr, the rung of a ladder]

climacteric (klīmak´tərik, klī´makter´ik),

n the period during which women gradually lose their reproductive capabilities as a result of aging. Also used as an adjective to describe this period.

Patient discussion about climacteric

Q. Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help? I’m with Fibromyalgia. It is very difficult for me to deal with this disease. Anybody else have this problem? Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help?

A. nutrition can really change your health- fibromyalgia is included. giving the body all it's needed nutrients and avoiding a few.
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hope that helps!

Q. Why my dad feels good with diet change as he have been taking this all his life. Is there any problem? My dad is 63 and cannot have regular meals. He gets sick and weak. Generally we have 4 meals per day. He prefers now to have small meals after every 2-3 hours. These smaller meals give him better energy to cope for the daily stress he gets. Why he feels good with this diet change as he have been taking this all his life. Is there any problem?

A. No, there is no problem. At old age due lowered metabolism, any heavy food and heavy regular diet is difficult to be metabolized. This is a natural slowdown at the old age. The smaller meals are the better option because it keeps generating energy and as well does not make it heavy. But at this age he must increase on his fruits and vegetables.
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Hence, these substances are no good alternatives for the treatment of climacteric complaints.
Experience of climacteric symptoms among 42-46 and 52-56-year-old women.
The most commonly used instruments for assessing quality of life in climacteric women are the Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ), The Menopause-Specific QoL Questionnaire (MENQOL) and Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) (zOLLNER et al.
The major limitation of the study is that the prevalence of urogenital symptoms was not obtained as we asked for the symptoms in Greens climacteric scale which included only psychological, somatic, vasomotor and sexual symptoms.
8 Percent women had knowledge about climacteric symptoms and 90 Percent knew about osteoporosis and 37 Percent had some knowledge about cardiovascular risk after menopause.
Conclusion: This observational study demonstrated that treatment with CR in unselected patients with climacteric complaints under the conditions of daily practice resulted in a significant improvement of menopausal symptoms assessed by the total KMI score and its sub-item scores with an effect size similar to that in a previous randomized, controlled clinical trial.
A clinical trial published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine found that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, minimizes climacteric symptoms of menopausal women.
On the other hand, date fruits are classified as climacteric fruits according to Biale's classification (Rhodes, 1980).
In their late 40s, women report varied complaints known as menopausal syndrome, which refers to a group of physical and psychological symptoms experienced in the climacteric period.
The natural factors used in Romania to promote health are various and rich: therapeutic gases, different mineral waters (carbogaseous, sulphurous, salty etc), thermal waters, the complex factors from the seaside of the Black Sea, therapeutic muds, salt mines and caves, and the climacteric factors.
Pumpkin seed oil has favorable effects on HDL cholesterol, according to a study reported in the journal Climacteric.