Until this century few women lived past the age of menopause, and the problems of living in an aging body had minimum social significance or interest. With improvement of health care and general benefits of modern society, however, the average life expectancy for a woman is now over age 80. It is therefore important to help women stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible in order to derive the greatest benefits of what life has to offer. This book focuses on wellness and helps women to understand the potential problems of an aging body and the ways in which they can modify their habits and activities to get the most out of life for the longest period of time. It offers both scientific information and common sense, derived from the author's years of experience as an academic gynecologist. It addresses topics involving the biological changes that occur in aging, effecting gives Preventive health care advice on nutrition, the use of vitamin supplements, exercise, immunizations, and indicates what a woman can expect from an annual examination by a physician. Problems of the menopause and hormone replacement therapy are also considered, as are important social issues such as sexuality, loss and grief, dealing with a chronic illness, and dealing with situations of abuse.
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Morton A. Stenchever, Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.
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