Turning Point : The Myths and Realities of Menopause
The thirteen million women now between the ages of forty-five and fifty-four have focused attention on menopause as a major health issue and greatly increased the demand for information on this once taboo topic. In Turning Point, biologist and author Sue Furman puts menopause into perspective as one of many hormone-driven events in the continuum of a women's physical and emotional growth. Furman takes a close look at the powerful influence hormones have on a woman's life, from bone growth and memory functions, to sometimes even swaying a woman's choice of Mr. Right. She then looks at the myriad symptoms that may arise around the time of menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, migraine headaches, and palpitations, and explains exactly what is happening when these symptoms occur and how to alleviate or cope with them. Finally, Furman discusses the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and how simple life-style choices like good-nutrition and moderate exercise can have a significant impact on the menopause transition.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 131.6 x 203.2 x 17.3mm | 283.66g
- 03 Jul 1997
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Back cover copy
The thirteen million women now between the ages of forth-five and fifty-four have focused attention on menopause as a major health issue and greatly increased the demand for information on this once taboo topic. In Turning Point, biologist Sue Furman puts menopause into perspective as one of many hormone-driven events in the continuum of a woman's physical and emotional growth.
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 ahead
From reviews of the hardback edition: 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 ... and absorbing account of as well as an informative guide to a natural transition in life. * Booklist *
About C.Sue Furman
Sue Furman, Ph.D., retired from academia after many years on the faculty at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and a short period on the faculty at Colorado State University.