Women's health is increasingly recognized as a global health priority. With the expanding elderly female population, the long-term complications of ageing and oestrogen deficiency present an enormous problem in terms of morbidity, mortality and economic burden. Thus, managing postreproductive health is becoming a key issue for all health professionals, not just gynaecologists.
This 5th edition is widely considered to be the international template for menopause management. Written by experts in the field, this book aims to provide a balanced view of the various treatment options, both oestrogen- and non-oestrogen-based. It provides a practical, unbiased and non-promotional resource on menopausal and postmenopausal health, and is essential reading for all gynaecologists, GPs, physicians, nurses and allied health professionals around the world.
This is the 5th edition of an exceptionally helpful handbook, extensively revised and expanded since the 4th edition was published in 2006. All five authors are internationally renowned both for their knowledge of the complex subject matter and also for their presentational skills in explaining the issues in clear, unambiguous terms. This is an invaluable guide, to be kept close at hand in the consulting room.
Read the full review here.
Women's Health Concern, October 2009
4 Stars: An easy to read primer book if you are interested in managing the symptoms of menopause.
Amazon customer review, Sept 10
About the authors
Forewords by Louis Keith, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA and Mike Cust, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Derby City General Hospital, UK
THE MENOPAUSE AND POSTMENOPAUSAL HEALTH
The menopause: physiology and definitions
Chronic conditions affecting postmenopausal health
ASSESSMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS
Initial assessment, follow-up and contraception
Investigations and screening
Benefits, risks and uncertainties of oestrogen-based therapy
Non-oestrogen-based treatments for menopausal symptoms
Non-oestrogen-based therapy for osteoporosis
Diet, lifestyle and exercise
Complementary and alternative medicine
WOMEN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Premature ovarian failure
Women with benign medical problems
Women at increased risk of developing cancer or with a previous malignancy