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Title:
Women's health handbook
Author:
Stoppard, Miriam.
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Edition:
First USA edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Dorling Kindersley, 2001.
Physical Description:
424 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789475589
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Best-selling author Miriam Stoppard covers all aspects of women's health in this practical and fully-illustrated guide. In this indispensable handbook, leading healthcare expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard addresses various aspects of women's health, providing reassuring advice for women at each lifestage, from puberty to menopause and beyond. Advice You Can Trust: Known to millions for her straightforward and commonsense approach to healthcare, Dr. Stoppard offers sensitive advice on gynecological health, breast care, enjoying a fulfilling sex life, and alleviating the symptoms of menopause, plus information on hormone replacement therapy. In addition, there is up-to-date information on the latest medical checks, scans, investigations, and surgical procedures. Being a Well Woman: For Dr. Stoppard, maintaining health-being a well woman-is every woman's right and responsibility. Dr. Stoppard's reassuring and practical book succeeds in informing women about their bodies, prompting them to take advantage of screening and to recognize when something is amiss, as well as setting out the treatment options that are available. This is the ideal home reference for every woman who wants to take control of her health.


Author Notes

Miriam Stoppard MD, FRCP is an acclaimed expert and best-selling author on all aspects of women's health. She has gained the respect of the medical profession through her books, radio, and television appearances, and magazine and newspaper articles. Her simple, practical style and ability to clarify complicated issues have won her a devoted following around the world. Dr. Stoppard lives in London.


Table of Contents

About the authorp. 5
Section 1 Well woman
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 Healthy female bodyp. 13
The Female Bodyp. 14
Menstruationp. 16
Fertility and Conceptionp. 18
Contraceptionp. 20
Menopausep. 24
Chapter 2 Genital problemsp. 27
Pruritis Vulvaep. 28
Vaginai Dischargep. 29
Thrushp. 30
Trichomoniasisp. 31
Cervical Cancerp. 32
Cystitisp. 34
Prolapsep. 36
Incontinencep. 38
Chapter 3 Menstrual Problemsp. 39
Premenstrual Syndromep. 40
Amenorrheap. 41
Abnormal Bleedingp. 42
Dysmenorrheap. 43
Menorrhagiap. 44
Chapter 4 Pelvic problemsp. 45
Endometriosisp. 46
Fibroidsp. 47
Ovarian Cystsp. 48
Ovarian Cancerp. 50
Uterine Cancerp. 51
Pelvic Inflammatory Diseasep. 52
Chapter 5 Sexual problemsp. 53
Painful Intercoursep. 54
Lack of Sex Drivep. 55
Vaginismusp. 56
Chapter 6 Sexually transmitted diseasesp. 57
Genital Herpesp. 58
Genital Wartsp. 59
Chlamydiap. 60
Gonorrheap. 61
Syphilisp. 62
HIV/AIDSp. 63
Chapter 7 Fertility problemsp. 65
Problems with Fertilityp. 66
Miscarriagep. 72
Ectopic Pregnancyp. 74
Chapter 8 Investigations and operationsp. 75
Pelvic Examinationp. 76
Cervical Smearp. 77
Colposcopyp. 78
Endometrial Biopsyp. 79
Hysteroscopyp. 80
Ultrasound Scanp. 81
Hysterosalpingogramp. 82
Laparoscopyp. 83
Myomectomyp. 84
Hysterectomyp. 85
Cone Biopsy/lietzp. 87
DandC/erpcp. 88
Sterilizationp. 89
Termination of Pregnancyp. 91
Chapter 9 Breast carep. 93
Know Your Breastsp. 94
Everyday Breast Carep. 98
About Breast Self-Examination (BSE)p. 100
How to Do BSEp. 102
What You Might Findp. 104
Screeningp. 106
Other Imaging Techniquesp. 108
Chapter 10 Benign breast changesp. 109
Change or Disease?p. 110
Breast Painp. 112
Breast Lumpsp. 118
Nipple Conditionsp. 122
Chapter 11 Breast cancerp. 125
Understanding Breast Cancerp. 126
Risk and Protective Factorsp. 129
Breast-cancer Familiesp. 135
Preventive Measuresp. 137
Noninvasive Cancerp. 139
True Cancerp. 141
Detection and Diagnosisp. 142
Assessmentp. 146
On Finding a Lumpp. 149
Chapter 12 Treating breast cancerp. 151
Treatment Optionsp. 152
Considering Cancer Treatmentp. 154
Treating the Axillap. 160
Adjuvant Therapyp. 163
Breast Reconstructionp. 168
The Impact of Treatmentp. 172
Life After Treatmentp. 174
Postmastectomy Exercisesp. 176
Recurrence and Riskp. 177
Section 2 Healthy Sex
Introductionp. 182
Chapter 1 The two sexesp. 183
Sexual Developmentp. 184
Sexual Anatomyp. 187
Sexual Responsep. 192
Orgasmp. 196
Man's Sexual Responsep. 198
Woman's Sexual Responsep. 199
The "G" Spotp. 200
Chapter 2 Attraction and Desirep. 203
Attracting a Partnerp. 204
Making Advancesp. 206
Arousalp. 210
The First Sexual Experiencep. 212
Initiating Sexp. 214
Your Appearancep. 216
The Sexual Repertoirep. 218
Chapter 3 Foreplayp. 219
Becoming Arousedp. 220
Undressingp. 221
Kissingp. 222
Erogenous Zonesp. 224
Pettingp. 226
Massagep. 227
Masturbationp. 228
Masturbation Can Be Funp. 230
Oral Sexp. 234
Anal Stimulationp. 237
Sexual Aidsp. 238
Aphrodisiacsp. 240
Chapter 4 Making Lovep. 243
Being a Good Loverp. 244
Varying Experiencesp. 248
Positions for Making Lovep. 250
Man-on-top Positionsp. 252
Woman-on-top Positionsp. 256
Standing Positionsp. 260
Side-by-side Positionsp. 262
Rear-entry Positionsp. 266
Afterplayp. 268
Section 3 Menopause
Introductionp. 272A
Chapter 1 What happens at menopausep. 273
Planning Your Futurep. 274
The Range of Symptomsp. 276
Chapter 2 Menopausal Medical Complaintsp. 293
Osteoporosisp. 294
Heart Attacks and Strokesp. 296
Urogenital Agingp. 298
Breast Cancerp. 300
Chapter 3 Positive Attitudesp. 301
Thinking Positivelyp. 302
Changing Family Rolesp. 304
Mental Agilityp. 306
Relaxationp. 308
Your Appearancep. 310
Chapter 4 Physical Healthp. 313
Good Nutritionp. 314
Weight Controlp. 322
Keeping Fitp. 324
General Exercisesp. 326
Waist, Hips, Stomach, and Bottom Exercisesp. 328
Abandoning Bad Habitsp. 330
Caring for Your Bodyp. 332
Chapter 5 Natural therapiesp. 337
Complementary Therapiesp. 338
Chapter 6 Sexuality and relationshipsp. 347
Natural Satisfactionp. 348
Maximize Lovemakingp. 352
Birth Controlp. 356
Postmenopausal Relationshipsp. 358
Chapter 7 What is HRT?p. 361
Explaining Hormonal Medicationp. 362
Benefits of HRTp. 364
You and Your Doctorp. 366
A Monthly Menstrual Periodp. 367
Controlling the Side Effects of HRTp. 368
Types of Medicationp. 373
Taking HRTp. 375
When HRT May Not Be the Answerp. 376
It's Never Too Late to Startp. 378
Chapter 8 Health Checksp. 379
Monitoring Your Healthp. 380
Breastsp. 381
Bone Densityp. 383
Tests on the Uterus and Ovariesp. 384
Other Testsp. 386
Chapter 9 Long-term health and hrtp. 387
Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis)p. 388
Breast Cancerp. 395
The Uterus and Ovariesp. 397
Atherosclerosisp. 401
Urogenital Problemsp. 403
Other Hormonal Conditionsp. 408
Enjoying Life Beyond Menopausep. 410
Useful Addressesp. 412
Glossaryp. 415
Indexp. 417
Acknowledgmentsp. 424

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