Medicine: Change of Life

The menopause (also called climacteric, but commonly known as change of life) is an experience every woman goes through, if she lives long enough. In the U.S. about 13 million women between 40 and 55 are now experiencing, or about to begin, the menopause. Men go through a change of life too, but usually in their late 50s and 60s, and the experience is more emotional than physical. However, men sometimes have ' "typical menopausal symptoms like loss of energy, assorted aches and pains, even the famous hot flash."

These familiar facts and some interesting new observations about the menopause are included...

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