With an increasingly ageing population, and women now tending to live longer than men, postmenopause and ageing issues are of growing importance to those working in all aspects of healthcare. The third in a series published on behalf of the British Menopause Society, this book is authored by an international team of specialists who work in women's health during and postmenopause. The book is split into three sections: Section 1: Determinants of disease Covers osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, breast, gynaecological and bowel cancers. Section 2: Common conditions Covers the pathology, effects of ageing and oestrogen levels, symptoms, impact on women's lives, who and how to investigate, drug and non-drug therapies in the following conditions: dementia, myocardial infarction, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis, incontinence Section 3: Care of an ageing population Caring at home, providing residential care. This book is recommended to gynaecologists, general physicians, geriatricians, oncologists, cardiologists and orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners, nurse specialists medical students and all of those involved in providing healthcare to the menopausal woman.