Woman's Change of Life - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167671, 9781483195155

Woman's Change of Life

1st Edition

Authors: Isabel Hutton
eBook ISBN: 9781483195155
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1958
Page Count: 134
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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


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


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Isabel Hutton

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