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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

(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

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]

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.
here is a recommended diet for FM:

http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6729

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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On the Greene climacteric scale, only vasomotor symptoms were observed to be significantly high in the perimeno-pause group compared to the other groups (p<0.05).
Afterwards, analyzes of associations of the MS and the socio-demographic factors, life habits, eating habits, anthropometric measures, clinical and obstetric factors of climacteric women were performed through the chi-square test, using the level of significance p < 0.05.
The present study aimed to investigate the negative self-rated health prevalence and associated factors in climacteric women registered in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) in the North of Minas Gerais.
Sexual experiences during the climacteric years: What do women think about it?
To see why these gynecologists did not use the treatment mentioned in the climacteric syndrome guideline of TCM, we looked up the questionnaire of consistency testing and found that (1) some patients with climacteric syndrome showed syndrome of kidney deficiency and blood stasis and syndrome of heart-spleen deficiency.
Effects on Climacteric Symptoms (Hot Flashes, Mood, and Libido).
Experience of climacteric symptoms among 42-46 and 52-56-year-old women.
The Greene Climacteric Scale is a self-reported questionnaire that measures 21 physical and psychological symptoms associated with the menopausal transition.