Woman's Change of Life

Woman's Change of Life

1st Edition - January 1, 1958

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  • Author: Isabel Hutton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195155

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Woman's Change of Life provides information pertinent to the nature of the menopause and the climacteric is provided. This book presents an outline of a way of life suitable for the important phase in climacteric. Organized into 10 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the prevailing ignorance and fear that surround the whole subject of menopause. This text then provides advice for living and working according to a simple hygienic routine during any trying phase that may arise and thus make it possible to lead a full and efficient life throughout the menopause. Other chapters describe how women can keep fit by means of a wise diet, hydrotherapy, and exercise. This book discusses as well the aspect of marital life in its relation to the climacteric. The final chapter describes the normal climacteric symptoms and explains the necessity of seeking a doctor's help. This book is a valuable resource for physicians and women.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Facts to Replace Fallacies

    2. The Menopause or the Cessation of the Menstrual Periods

    Menstruation and Ovulation

    Premenstrual Tension

    The Onset of the Menopause

    Manner of the Cessation of the Periods


    'Spotting' or Irregular Hemorrhage

    Symptoms of the Final Periods

    'The Whites' (Leucorrhoea)

    'Itching' or Pruritus

    The Artificial Menopause

    3. The Climacteric or the 'Change of Life'

    The Ductless or Endocrine Glands

    The Normal Climacteric (without Symptoms)

    The Normal Climacteric (with Symptoms)

    Relationship of Menopause and Climacteric

    4. Symptoms of the Climacteric

    Hot Flushes or 'The Heats'






    'Buzzings' in Head and Ears


    Intestinal Disturbances

    'Rheumatic' Pains

    Skin Disturbances

    Facial Hair

    Nervous Affections of the Skin

    Tumours of the Breast

    5. Nervous, Emotional and Mental Disturbances



    Overanxiety and Apprehension

    Rarity of Climacteric Mental Disorders





    6. Obesity and Slimming

    General Advice For Slimming

    Fallacies of Thyroid Slimming

    Slimming Diets

    Do's and Don'ts of Daily Meals

    A Temporary Harmless Diet

    Disciplinary Diets

    Food Calories

    Overweight Due to Fluid Retention

    7. Keeping Fit During the Climacteric

    A Hygienic Way of Life

    (a) The Tired Housewife

    (b) The Over-Strained Career-Woman

    (c) The Anxious Leisured Woman the Value of Hydrotherapy

    The Value of Exercise

    Exercises While in Bed

    While Standing

    While Walking or Standing

    8. Sex-Life at the Climacteric

    Counsel for Husbands

    9. Woman's Prime of Life

    Duration of the Climacteric

    Recovery from Chronic Ailments

    Termination of 'The Conception Complex'

    Duration of Sex-Life in Men and Women

    A 'Second Spring'

    10. Medical Aid

Product details

  • No. of pages: 134
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1958
  • Published: January 1, 1958
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195155

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Isabel Hutton

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