This book is a guide to perimenopausal medicine for Part 2 MRCOG examination candidates and all healthcare professionals.
This book covers the psychological conditions associated with the many phases of a woman's lifespan: the menarche; the menstrual cycle; infertility; pregnancy and the puerperium; and menopause and perimenopause. Issues such as eating disorders, substance misuse and other disorders are also addressed. For each condition, the nature and extent of the condition, detection or diagnosis, the pharmacological and psychosocial interventions available, and the importance of referral and co-working with multidisciplinary teams are covered. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for psychological disorders. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals needing a clearer understanding of this important area.
Understanding endocrinology is central to understanding the key processes that affect normal reproductive function, while an understanding of normal endocrinology and the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders is important when dealing with reproductive disorders. This book provides a comprehensive background for all gynaecologists, covering: sexual differentiation and intersex disorders; adrenal disorders; normal puberty and adolescence; abnormal puberty; the menstrual cycle; disorders of menstruation; amenorrhoea; polycystic ovary syndrome; anovulatory fertility and ovulation induction; lactation and lactational amenorrhoea; hyperprolactinaemia; thyroid disease; diabetes; lipid metabolism and lipoprotein transport; premature ovarian failure; and calcium metabolism and its disorders. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for reproductive endocrinology. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals working in the field, including trainees, consultants and any health professional coming into contact with women.
An accessible yet comprehensive guide for the busy clinician, providing up-to-date guidance on the management of these common problems.
DR. SIVALINGAM NALLIAH KMN, PMP, DPMP, MBBS (MAL), MCGP, FRCOG, Master in Education, had his early education at the Tranquerah English School and Gajah Berang English School before moving to the Malacca High School to complete his higher school certificate education. He obtained his basic medical degree from the University of Malaya graduating in 1974. He obtained his postgraduate degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) in 1980. He worked in many parts of Malaysia before becoming Head of OBGYN services, Malaysia in 2001. He completed his civil service with the Government of Malaysia before taking up an academic position with the International Medical University, Malaysia where he is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has written and edited several books on Obstetrics and Gynecology. His interests are in undergraduate and postgraduate training in OBGYN and medical education. He was honoured with the title of DATO by the Sultan of Perak, Malaysia and was also awarded The DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD IN EMERGENCY OBSTETRIC CARE by the Federation of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) in 2003.
Essential reading for candidates for the MRCPath examination and similar postgraduate examinations in clinical biochemistry. The book gives an overview of the acquisition of data, as well as concentrating on clinical aspects of the subject, giving detailed coverage of all conditions where clinical biochemistry is used in diagnosis and management. In common with other diagnostic specialties clinical biochemistry now uses an increasing number of techniques involving the 'new biology': these are covered in this book. It is also increasingly common for medically qualified clinical biochemists to become involved in the clinical management of patients (eg nutritional support) and material on this will be included. From the author of the popular Clinical Chemistry medical student textbook. Although there are many competing texts on clinical chemistry, the vast majority concentrate on the technology; this book concentrates on the clinical. Ideally suited for preparation for the MRCPath and similar examination. Significant changes to content to reflect changes in how clinical chemistry services are organised and to reflect the advent of metabolic medicine as a recognised specialty. Chapter on Clinical biochemistry of nutrition to include new information on regulation of appetite and the clinical management of obesity. New chapter to bring together information on inborn errors of metabolism affecting adults. New chapter on clinical biochemistry of cardiovascular disease. The diabetes chapter has been split into two separate chapters to allow more detailed description of the practical clinical management of the disease.
Understand menopause with all its changes and challenges, and choose practices and treatments to make this next stage in your wellness journey healthy, positive, and joyful. Your menopause is unique to you--a milestone on your personal well-being journey. A lucky few will breeze through it, but for most women, this time of hormonal upheaval brings up a variety of challenging symptoms. This book is for you if you want to understand menopause better and find the right combination of resources for you--enabling you to stay physically, mentally, and spiritually well throughout the process. Find out how to adapt your existing wellness practices and build in new ones to smooth the path of your menopause: adopt yoga poses to calm hot flashes or help you sleep; use essential oils to balance hormones and lift mood; enjoy foods that boost energy and sharpen focus; discover the best exercises for strong bones and a healthy heart; meditate and use CBT to relieve anxiety; find out how Ayurveda can help you maintain thick hair and supple skin; enjoy aromatherapy massage to clear mind-fog or soothe joint pain. Discover how to attend to your specific needs in a mindful, positive way, either alongside or without prescription medication. Your go-to guide to helping yourself make the transition an energizing, liberating experience, Natural Menopause helps you take charge and embrace the change.
Clearly presented and thoroughly up to date, this important text provides an overview of current knowledge of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - its etiology, pathology, and the implications for effective medical management. In contrast with existing titles, this book focuses on the difficulty in making an accurate diagnosis and the consequential problem of identifying the most effective program of management. Key features: * coherent approach, integrating international contributions * first book on PCOS since the Rotterdam Consensus meeting * focuses on clinical manifestations of disease, diagnostic criteria and options for management * illustrated with tables, graphs and charts to explain physiologic principles. Among the most important consequences of PCOS is infertility, and the authors provide clear guidance on the role of new assisted reproductive technologies to overcome this problem.
The perfect approach for the modern parent to be: shows how making the right kinds of lifestyle and diet decisions can help optimize your chances of conceiving and having a healthly pregnacy.