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The Other Fact of Life
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In this volume, some of Australia's most dynamic women reveal their experience of menopause, alongside accessible up-to-date medical advice from the experts. The authors, physiologist Associate Professor Lilian Stojanowska and women's health specialist Dr Robyn Craven, use interviews with well-known Australian women as a starting point to explore every aspect of what women experience at menopause. Both leading researchers in this area, they take a thorough look at the key health issues for women - from medical detail to more general health concerns and the social experience of menopause. The resulting guide gives vital information on symptoms and treatments, covering hormonal and mood changes, sexuality, and all the latest on Hormone Replacement Therapy, alternative therapies and dietary advice. This medical information is enlivened by the personal stories of well-known women including Stephanie Alexander, Jeanne Pratt, Ita Buttrose, Joan Kirner and many more. Questioned about the challenges and triumphs of menopause, and the techniques they use to manage it, these women present a range of stories and experiences.
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Introduction Part One: The Women's Stories Ita Buttrose Stephanie Alexander Joan Kirner Lilian Frank Shiela Scotter Jeanne Pratt Jennie George Elaine Canty Tonia Todman Jan Wade Diana Abruzzi Sue Carr Jannie Tay Sue Walker Fay Marles Nancy Millis Barbara Champion Loreto Davey Part Two: The Medical Story Hormones Well-being across cultures Mood changes Hormone Replacement Therapy Alternative therapies and supplements Diabetes The breast Osteoporosis Cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women Arthritis Exercise - why do it? Food for thought Common problems and questions Sexuality Alzheimer's disease References

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Robyn Craven is Medical Director at Freemasons Women's Health and Breast Clinics, Senior Lecturer at Monash University's Department of General Practice and Consultant at the Osteoporosis Clinic, Royal Melbourne Hospital. Lily Stojanovska is Associate Professor at Victoria University where her activities include supervising master and doctorate students in the areas of menopause and diabetes. Her science background has given her a wide knowledge in the area of human physiology and nutrition while her masters and doctoral training have provided her with specific understanding of various disease-related conditions.

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