Menopause andropause obj - symptoms (hot flashes /...

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Adult (Menopause / Andropause) Objectives Describe perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause. o Average ages of onset o Hormone fluctuations / secretions Estrogen (estradiol), progesterone, gonadotropin stimulating hormone, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Lutenizing Hormone, estrone, testosterone o Ovary changes (dramatic changes in number and function of follicles) o Symptoms and signs Describe atresia and why it happens. Describe complications (illnesses) that may result from menopause. Explain why obese women may have milder menopausal symptoms compared to women of healthy body weight. (hint: secretions in fat tissue) Describe the benefits of hormone replacement therapy with regard to signs / symptoms associated with menopause. Describe the health risks of hormone replacement therapy. Describe the benefits of the other medications used for menopausal
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Unformatted text preview: symptoms (hot flashes / depression, low bone density) Explain the function of osteoclasts and osteoblasts cells in bone remodeling. Identify which cells are more active during / after menopause. Describe the effects of smoking on menopause. Describe lifestyle approaches to menopause that are beneficial in decreasing symptoms. o Body weight o Exercise o Stress reduction o Diet Explain why excessive caffeine and alcohol use is discouraged during perimenopause / menopause. Describe the use of phytoestrogens in treating symptoms of menopause (active chemical components and foods containing them). Indicate whether the phytoestrogens are effective in reducing symptoms of menopause. Describe andropause and its cause. Describe the treatment of andropause and list benefits / risks associated with treatment....
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2011 for the course NTR Life Cycle taught by Professor Steinmann during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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