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What a Man of Forty-Five Ought to Know

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. MANIFESTATIONS OF THE MENO-PAUSE. Menstrual Manifestations.--Other Manifestations Enumerated.--Mental Composure as a Means of Relief.--Other Means.--No Grounds for Serious Apprehensions.--Mortality of Men from Forty to Fifty Greater than that of Women.--The Discomforts not All Imaginary.--The Many Ills Which Women Suffer at the Climacteric.--"Queer Feeling in the Head."--Insomnia and Mental Depression.--Hysteria.--The Many Demands upon Husband for Patience and Sympathy.--Manifestations of Aversion to Husband.v--Turning Against Her Children and Best Friends.--Charging Husband as Being the Author of All She Suffers. It would be difficult to name the manifestations which might be relied upon as indicating the approach of the "change of life" in any given case. There are likely to be a variety of manifestations dependent upon the temperament and physical condition of the patient; for the symptoms in different cases do not follow in the same order. The menstrual manifestations are not always the first to make their appearance, but changed conditions in this respect are generally indicative of some corresponding change in the physical condition. When the climacteric period of life is reached the menstrual flow may suddenly cease never to return; or it may gradually become irregular with varying intervals of greater or less length. In some instances the flow may be less abundant than usual, while at other times it may be attended with such profuseness as to amount almost to flooding. In other instances symptoms of pregnancy may seem to the woman herself to be so pronounced, that, for weeks or even months, she may regard herself as in an expectant condition. There may be flushes of heat followed by chilliness, palpitation of the... Hide synopsis

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