A Text-book of diseases of women

 
9781236830760: A Text-book of diseases of women

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...The woman who fears impregnation or believes it has occurred begins to menstruate if her fears are allayed or she is convinced of her error. The overworked school-girl should be taken from school to a healthy life in the open air.1 The amenorrhea from change of climate or occupation disappears when the individual is accustomed to her new environment. The cessation of menstruation from exposure to cold is usually cured in time, if further imprudence is avoided. Constitutional diseases, if curable, should be treated without reference to the menstrual function, which will be restored as the general health is improved. Chlorosis requires good hygiene, the persistent use of blood tonics, the improvement of the digestion, and the correction of the constipation. Pyrophosphate of iron (gr. v) dissolved in malt extract is a good routine prescription. Blaud's pills, pepto-mangan, bonemarrow, ovoferrin, and other modern remedies for the improvement of the constitution of the blood, such as the peptonates and albuminates of iron, may be alternated with the pyrophosphate If no cause can be discovered for the amenorrhea, if the general health is good, if there are no local or general symptoms, and if the absence of menstruation excites no alarm or anxiety in the patient, treatment is uncalled for. Nothing is more illogical than the common practice of continually prescribing an emmenagogue or resorting to local treatment for the cure of amenorrhea. Medicinal emmenagogues, however, and electricity or irritating applications to the endometrium may be required, if systemic treatment and hygienic management fail, or if the cause of the amenorrhea is an illdeveloped uterus or one in the early stages of atrophy or superinvolution. The best medicinal...

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