This book has been commended by the British Medical Association.
The menopause is an inevitable and natural part of every woman's life. Some breeze through it without any problems at all. Most are not so lucky; two-thirds of women suffer from one of the characteristic symptoms, and one in five finds that it profoundly affects their mood and quality of life.
The irony is that, partly because of well-publicised dangers of HRT, many women put up with more pain and discomfort than they need to. This useful book shows that there are many ways in which you can improve and even banish your symptoms.
Some questions answered:
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 The menopause - what happens and when?
Part 3 Diagnosing the menopause
Part 4 Menopause symptoms
Part 5 Osteoporosis (by Katrina Martin)
Part 6 Menopause after hysterectomy
Part 7 Contraception - what to use and when to stop
Part 8 Diet, exercise, lifestyle and general health
Part 9 Hormone replacement therapy
Part 10 Non-HRT drug therapies
Part 11 Alternative and complementary therapies
Part 12 Medical problems and the menopause
Part 12 Sex, relationships and work
"This is a comprehensive book that could help a lot of women through a difficult and confusing time."
Jennie Bond, Former BBC Royal Correspondent
"This book seeks to answer all those questions you have been afraid to ask, all those issues, which may seem trivial but when answered, put your mind at rest....You will dip into it time and time again."
Kathy Abernethy, Senior Nurse Specialist, The Menopause Clinical and Research Unit, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex
For further information about all aspects of menopause, please visit the leading website www.menopausematters.co.uk
About the Author:
Dr. Heather Curris, MB BS, FRCOG, MRCGP, MFFP is Associate Specialist Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries.
In 1993, she set up the first Dumfries hospital-based menopause clinic. She continues to run menopause clinics and is a member of the British Menopause Society Council. She is also the founder and Managing Director of the website www.menopausematters.co.uk, and the Menopause Matters magazine.