DAVID SCHERF, M.D.
Some women pass through the climacterium asymptomatically, whereas others have innumerable complaints. Frequently symptoms do not cause undue annoyance and may be elicited only by careful questioning. In other cases they are so tormenting that medical treatment, bed rest, and even hospitalization may become necessary.
Opinion varies in regard to the incidence of symptoms. Some estimate it as high as 75 per cent of all women11, 12 while others report 91 per cent or even more.30 The marked difference in the intensity and frequency of symptoms seems to depend upon constitutional and endocrine factors and the status of the vegetative
SCHERF D. THE RESPIRATORY AND THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM IN FEMALES WITH OVARIAN DYSFUNCTION1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;13:1414–1430. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-8-1414
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