Menopause for Dummies

Menopause for Dummies

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As baby boomers hit their late forties and fifties, women are entering menopause in record numbers. Soon, for the first time in history, there will be more women beyond menopause than have yet to go through it. Yet, amazingly, getting reliable, practical information about menopause isn't easy. Usually the only information you're likely to find is in the glossy brochures from pharmaceutical companies scattered around your gynecologist's waiting room. If you're really persistent, you can hunt down an article or two in medical journals, but it's a safe bet that you'll be sound asleep long before you find straightforward answers even to one of your practical questions. Whether you're going through the change, have already been there, or are about to start off down that road, you'll find the information you need in "Menopause For Dummies". In plain English, it covers all the health issues and therapy choices that confront women during the menopausal years.
It helps you: put menopause in perspective; understand how it can affect your body, emotions, and libido; evaluate your risk of disease; know all your therapy options; make sense of the hormone therapy debate; ask intelligent questions and discuss your alternatives with you doctor; make smarter life-style choices; and live a long, healthy life. "Menopause For Dummies" gives you accurate, up-to-date information from the most credible sources, including the latest medical studies, without a lot of technical jargon. You get straightforward advice and guidance on: recognizing the signs of menopause; preventing and treating osteoporosis; cardiovascular disease and menopause; vaginal and urinary changes during menopause; the effects of menopause on your skin, hair, and nasal cavities; menopause and your sex life; hormone therapy and heart disease, breast cancer, and other cancers; alternative therapies; menopause and good nutrition; and the benefits of exercise during menopause. Menopause is not a disease, and it doesn't have to be a harbinger of accelerated aging and declining health.
"Menopause For Dummies" gives you the information you need to take charge of your menopause and make this transition as comfortable and healthy as possible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764554581
  • 9780764554582

About M. Jones

Marcia L. Jones, PhD, has been a freelance writer for more than 18 years. Theresa Eichenwald, MD, is an internist with extensive experience in caring for menopausal women.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: The Main Facts about Menopause. Chapter 1: Reversing Puberty. Chapter 2: Talking Biology and Psychology: Your Mind and Body on Menopause. Chapter 3: Getting in Sync with the Symptoms. Part II: The Effects of Menopause on Your Body and Mind. Chapter 4: The Business of Your Bones. Chapter 5: You Gotta Have Heart. Chapter 6: Vaginal and Urinary Changes. Chapter 7: Surfaces and Sinuses: Your Skin, Hair, and Nasal Cavities. Chapter 8: Menopause and Your Sex Life. Chapter 9: Mental and Emotional Issues. Part III: Treating the Effects. Chapter 10; The Basics of Hormone Therapy. Chapter 11; Hormone Therapy and Your Heart. Chapter 12: Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer. Chapter 13: Hormone Therapy, Cancer, and Your Reproductive Organs. Chapter 14: Hormone Therapy and Other Health Conditions. Chapter 15: Making the Decision about Hormone Therapy. Chapter 16: Taking an Alternate Route: Non--Hormone Therapies. Chapter 17: Treating Conditions without Hormone Therapy. Part IV: Lifestyle Issues for Menopause and Beyond. Chapter 18: Eating for The Change. Chapter 19: Focusing on Fitness. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 20: Menopause Myths Exposed. Chapter 21: More Than Ten Medical Tests for Menopausal Women. Chapter 22: Ten Terrific Fitness Programs For Menopausal Women. Part VI: Appendixes. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Resources. Index.
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