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Diseases » Menopause » Glossary
 

Glossary for Menopause

  • Aging: The medical conditions from getting older.
  • Angina: A special type of chest pain.
  • Atrophic rhinitis: Type of rhinitis caused by thinning nasal membranes
  • Atrophic vaginitis: Type of vaginitis usually related to aging and menopause
  • Bladder Cancer: Bladder cancer refers to any of several types of malignant growths of the urinary bladder. It is a disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder.
  • Breast Cancer: Cancer of the breast.
  • Carcinoid syndrome: Carcinoid heart disease is a rare, metastatic disease that occurs predominantly in the right heart. The tricuspid and pulmonic valves are affected, leading to right heart failure, which results in increased morbidity and mortality.
  • Cardiovascular Disease: Diseases of the heart or blood vessels including cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion.
  • Cold sweat: Sweating when your body is cold or with chills
  • Cystocele: Bladder falls down into the vagina.
  • Depression: Various syndromes with excessive anxiety, phobias, or fear.
  • Dyspareunia: Vaginal pain after sexual intercourse
  • Female infertility: Infertility that affects the female
  • Female reproductive conditions: Medical conditions affecting the female reproductive system.
  • Flushing: Involuntary skin redness usually of the face
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heart disease: Any of various heart conditions.
  • Hot flushes: The occurance of the symptom of waves of a hot sensation over the body
  • Hypergonadotropic ovarian failure: Premature onset of menopause - occurs before the fourth decade -average age of onset of menopause is about 50 years of age. The condition can occur sporadically or may be inherited in a familial manner.
  • Hyperhidrosis: The excessive perspiration from ones skin
  • Hyperthyroidism: Too much thyroid hormone production.
  • Hypothalamic amenorrhea: A condition which is characterized by amenorrhea caused by a an abnormality of the hypothalamus
  • Hypothyroidism: Too little thyroid hormone production.
  • Hysterectomy: The surgical removal of the female uterus
  • Insomnia: Insomnia is defined as repeated difficulty with the initiation, duration, maintenance, or quality of sleep that occurs despite adequate time and opportunity for sleep that results in some form of daytime impairment.
  • Menstrual changes: Any change to a females usual menstrual cycle
  • Menstrual conditions: Any condition that is associated with the female menstrual cycle
  • Obesity: An increase in the body weight greater than that required for normal function that is characterised by the accumulation of excessive fat
  • Occupational Cancer -- Bladder cancer: Occupational exposure to naphthylamine can increase the risk of developing bladder cancer.
  • Oligomenorrhea: A medical term that refers to light or infrequent menstrual periods. The condition can be caused by a number of disorders including Graves disease, thyrotoxicosis or a pituitary tumor.
  • Osteoporosis: Bone thinning and weakening from bone calcium depletion.
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Perimenopause: The start of onset of menopause
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects approximately 5% of all women.
  • Pregnancy: The condition of supporting a fetus from conception till birth.
  • Renal osteodystrophy: Lack of bone mineralization due to kidney disease.
  • Reproductive conditions: Medical conditions of the reproductive system in men or women.
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Sexual Conditions: Any condition that affects sexual function
  • Stroke: Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots.
  • Tingling face: Tingling, burning, or pins-and-needles affecting the face
  • Urinary Incontinence: Reduced ability to control urine flow.
  • Uterus conditions: Any condition that affects the female uterus
  • Varicose veins: Enlarged blue veins, usually in the legs.
  • Weight Gain: An increase in weight for any reason.
  • Women-only conditions: Conditions affecting women (females), but not males.
  • Womens health conditions: Medical conditions related to women's health.

 

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