“Climacteric – The phase in the aging of women marking the transition from the reproductive phase to the non-reproductive state. This phase incorporates…”.1

Umbrella
What may the Climacteric Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Climacteric
  • Perimenopause

Climacteric

What is the climacteric?

DotS the definition of the climacteric may vary. In Menopause Terminology: Definitions the International Menopause Society’s (IMS) definition is:

Climacteric
“Climacteric – The phase in the aging of women marking the transition from the reproductive phase to the non-reproductive state. This phase incorporates the perimenopause by extending for a longer variable period before and after the perimenopause”.2

In What Is POI: Menopause Terms Explained – Menopause and Climacteric the (United Kingdom) Daisy Network elaborate on:

“The term menopause is often used incorrectly. As explained earlier, menopause means your last menstrual period. Climacteric more accurately describes the gradual changes and symptoms which occur as the production of hormones and ovarian function diminishes. The process whereby periods stop is a gradual one, in most cases, and is a long process of changes akin to puberty”.3

Climacteric Syndrome

What is climacteric syndrome?

DotS the definition of climacteric syndrome may vary. The IMS’s definition is:

“Climacteric syndrome – The climacteric is sometimes, but not necessarily always, associated with symptomatology. When this occurs, it may be termed the “climacteric syndrome””.4

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  1. Menopause Terminology: Definitions – Climacteric. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/menopause_terminology.php Accessed: 10 April 2020
  2. Menopause Terminology: Definitions – Climacteric. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/menopause_terminology.php Accessed: 10 April 2020
  3. What Is POI: Menopause Terms Explained – Menopause and Climacteric. Daisy Network https://www.daisynetwork.org.uk/about-poi/what-is-poi/ Accessed: 10 April 2020
  4. Menopause Terminology: Definitions – Climacteric Syndrome. International Menopause Society https://www.imsociety.org/menopause_terminology.php Accessed: 10 April 2020
Topic Last Updated: 10 April 2020 – Topic Last Reviewed: 10 April 2020
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