Endocrinology of Aging / Edition 1

Endocrinology of Aging / Edition 1

by John E. Morley
     
 

Distinguished physicians critically review the clinical consequences o f the endocrinological changes that occur with agingyin both men and w omenyand examine the use of hormonal therapy to reduce them. Topics ra nge from bone disease and water balance in all older people, to androg en deficiency in aging males, gynecomastia, and menopause. The authors also discuss

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Distinguished physicians critically review the clinical consequences o f the endocrinological changes that occur with agingyin both men and w omenyand examine the use of hormonal therapy to reduce them. Topics ra nge from bone disease and water balance in all older people, to androg en deficiency in aging males, gynecomastia, and menopause. The authors also discuss Type II diabetes in persons over 65, emphasizing the cog nitive benefits of good glycemia control, and the interaction of nutri tion and metabolism, focusing on hypocholesterolemia, obesity, the ano rexia of aging, trace elements, and vitamins. The aging of the sympath etic nervous system and its impact on hypertension in the elderly is a lso covered. Timely and authoritative, Endocrinology of Aging offers e ndocrinologists, geriatricians, and primary care physicians critical i nsight into the endocrine problems of our rapidly growing elderly popu lation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896037564
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/05/1999
Series:
Contemporary Endocrinology Series, #20
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Biological Theories of Aging1
2Tithonusism: Is it Reversible?11
3Hypothalamic Growth Hormone - IGF-I Axis23
4Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis in Aging41
5Stress, Hormones, and Aging63
6Water Balance in Older Persons73
7Bone Disease and Aging93
8Paget's Disease of Bone109
9Testosterone127
10Gynecomastia151
11Menopause161
12Diabetes in the Elderly181
13Evaluation and Management of Obesity in the Elderly205
14Nutrition, Exercise, and Aging221
15The Sympathetic Nervous System235
16Metabolic and Cardiovascular Factors Contributing to Hypertension in the Elderly249
Index263

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