Menopause For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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Although menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman’s life, its physical, mental, and emotional manifestations can vary greatly from one person to the next. Add to this all of the conflicting “expert” information about the benefits, risks, and side effects to which women are exposed on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see why most find it difficult to make informed choices about how to deal with their menopausal symptoms.

Authored by a team of acknowledged experts in treating menopausal symptoms, Menopause For Dummies arms you with all the information you need to stay in control every step of the way. In plain English, it explains the role menopause plays in a variety of common health problems, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. It walks you through proven measures for minimizing your risk of developing complications through including diet and exercise, stress management, hormone replacement, and other techniques. And it arms you with authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of:

  • Premenopause how to identify it and what it means
  • The stages of menopause
  • How menopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido
  • The latest facts about hormone replacement therapy
  • The pros and cons of various alternative treatments
  • The best ways of handling hot flashes
  • Easing symptoms with diet and exercise
  • Preventing bone loss
  • Helpful lifestyle changes

With Menopause For Dummies in your corner you’ll have a kinder, gentler “change of life.”

  

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Menopause for Dummies

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Excellent book. As with all the "dummie" books, it is very clear and to the point. No medical terminology that is hard to understand. Highly recommend to women going through menopause or who are about to! ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The Part of Tens 297
4
The Main Facts about Menopause
7
Mapping Out Menopause
9
Talking Biology and Psychology
17
Fooling Mother Nature Early Menopause
31
Getting In Sync with the Symptoms
41
The Effects of Menopause
53
Reviewing Reproductive Cancers and Hormone Therapy
185
Considering Hormone Therapy
197
Considering Hormone Therapy and Other Health Conditions 197 Chapter 16 Making the Decision about Hormone Therapy
209
Taking an Alternate Route NonHormone Therapies
225
Lifestyle Issues for Menopause and Beyond
239
Focusing on Fitness
261
Enjoying a New Lease on Life
285
Ten Menopause Myths Exposed
299

Getting a Handle on Heart Health
79
Dealing with Vaginal and Urinary Changes
95
Examining Your Skin and Hair on Menopause
107
Maintaining Your Sex Life Through Menopause
115
Mental and Emotional Issues
129
Treating the Effects
141
Understanding Hormone Therapy and Your Heart
161
Checking Out Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer
173
Ten Medical Tests for Menopausal Women
307
Ten Terrific Fitness Programs for Menopausal Women
313
Ten Powerhouse Foods for Menopausal Women
319
Glossary
327
Resources
335
Index
343
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About the author (2011)

Marcia L. Jones was a freelance writer for more than 20 years.

Theresa Eichenwald, M.D., is an internist with experience in caring for menopausal women.

Nancy W. Hall has written extensively on health, pregnancy, and child development for over 18 years.

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