Turning Point

Turning Point : The Myths and Realities of Menopause

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For millions of women between the ages of 45 and 54 menopause is a major health issue and over the last few years the demand for information on this once taboo topic has increased dramatically.Turning Point: The Myths and Realities of Menopause takes the biology of menopause and explains it in straightforward and everyday terms, offering women a clear picture of what happens to their bodies during menopause. The book also describes some of the strange symptoms that often accompany menopause and how to alleviate them. Turning Point will be a wonderful source of information for women and their GPs about everything from hot flushes to the pros and cons of hormonereplacement therapy. The author dismisses many of the prevailing myths and provides a framework allowing women to move with confidence into the second half of their lives.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195087739
  • 9780195087734

About C.Sue Furman

About the Author: Sue Furman, PhD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Colorado State University. For most of the year, she lives in Tennessee, where she writes scientific articles for general and academic audiences.show more

Table of contents

1. The chemistry of love; 2. Hormone cycles; 3. Making sense of the meopause myths; 4. More changes; 5. Menopause before your time; 6. The silent epidemic; 7. The heart of the matter; 8. Hormone replacment therapy; 8. You are what you eat; 9. Survival of the fittest; 10. Up in smoke; 11. Looking aheadshow more

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"Furman does a brilliant job of translating the scientific literature on menopause into a clear, concise, and, above all, interesting survey for the general reader....She helpfully supplements the findings of clinical trials and other research with case studies and her own experiences to produce an absorbing account of as well as an informative guide to a natural transition in life."--Booklist"Is highly readable and touches upon historical perspectives, basic biology of the male and female reproductive systems, and varied ethical perspectives.... The subject matter is topical and appropriate for exciting the interest of students from varied backgrounds and perspectives. This could be one of the few books students will still remember years after they leave with their degrees." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "Furman does a brilliant job of translating the scientific literature on menopause into a clear, concise, and, above all, interesting survey for the general reader....She helpfully supplements the findings of clinical trials and other research with case studies and her own experiences to produce an absorbing account of as well as an informative guide to a natural transition in life."--Booklist "Is highly readable and touches upon historical perspectives, basic biology of the male and female reproductive systems, and varied ethical perspectives.... The subject matter is topical and appropriate for exciting the interest of students from varied backgrounds and perspectives. This could be one of the few books students will still remember years after they leave with their degrees." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "Furman does a brilliant job of translating the scientific literature on menopause into a clear, concise, and, above all, interesting survey for the general reader....She helpfully supplements the findings of clinical trials and other research with case studies and her own experiences to produce an absorbing account of as well as an informative guide to a natural transition in life."--Booklist "Is highly readable and touches upon historical perspectives, basic biology of the male and female reproductive systems, and varied ethical perspectives.... The subject matter is topical and appropriate for exciting the interest of students from varied backgrounds and perspectives. This could be one of the few books students will still remember years after they leave with their degrees." --The Quarterly Review of Biology "Furman does a brilliant job of translating the scientific literature on menopause into a clear, concise, and, above all, interesting survey for the general reader....She helpfully supplements the findings of clinical trials and other research with case studies and her own experiences to produce anabsorbing account of as well as an informative guide to a natural transition in life."--Booklist"Is highly readable and touches upon historical perspectives, basic biology of the male and female reproductive systems, and varied ethical perspectives.... The subject matter is topical and appropriate for exciting the interest of students from varied backgrounds and perspectives. This could beone of the few books students will still remember years after they leave with their degrees." --The Quarterly Review of Biologyshow more