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Revista Cubana de Estomatología

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MONTERO PARRILLA, José Miguel; GRAU LEON, Ileana B  and  DENIS ALFONSO, José Antonio. Temporomandibular disorders in climacteric middle age women. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2013, vol.50, n.3, pp.250-264. ISSN 0034-7507.

Introduction: the number of women reaching adulthood is increasing, so that menopause and changes in health associated with it are a global health problem of interest. Objective: to identify the presence of temporomandibular disorders in perimenopausal middle age women (45-59 years). Method: a descriptive study was conducted from January to March 2012 at the medical practice # 1 of Luis Galván University Polyclinic in Centro Habana municipality. A sample of 200 patients was selected from a universe of 427 women aged 45 and 59 years. Results: 74,5 % of them had some kind of sign or symptom of alteration, the most frequent was join sounds, affecting 34.5 % of them. Conclusions: perimenopausal women and with moderate severity of climacteric syndrome were the most affected. When the severity of the climacteric syndrome increased, the amount of women free of temporomandibular disorders decreased.

Keywords : temporomandibular disorders; climacteric; menopause.

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