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Appendix V
Handout for careproviders/patients

Midlife Issues


Menopause means the end of menstruation. By the time your client has reached menopause, she may have experienced I to 10 years of perimenopausal symptoms.

While 10-16% of American women experience no signs of menopause, another 10-15% become physically or emotionally disabled for various periods of time by conditions related to menopause.

What care givers can do

What you may notice

Indicators that your clients may be in Perimenopausal, or "going through the change of life":

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