Is it Hot in Here? Or is it Me?: The Complete Guide to Menopause

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Workman Publishing, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 532 pages
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It’s not your mother’s menopause. Some women live through it and never miss a beat. Others suffer so many symptoms— severe hot flashes, sleeplessness, mood swings—that they have trouble functioning. But what all women have in common is a need to know what to expect and how to understand this phase for its inherent promise: as a grand beginning to the second half of life.

By poring over the latest research, interviewing doctors and scientists, attending conferences, and talking to other women, Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz offer the everything-you-need-to-know guide to menopause. IS IT HOT IN HERE? OR IS IT ME? is accessible, comprehensive, practical, reassuring, scientific, and written in the lively, smart voice of friends helping friends.

First comes the overview: the beginnings of menopause, including why knowing if you’re actually in menopause can be so tricky; the stages of menopause and their typical duration; the role of hormones and the viability of hormone therapy; when and why to seek treatment, the risks involved, and a primer on pills, creams, patches, shots, and bioidenticals.

Then, at the heart of the book, two essential sections: “What You’re Feeling Now,” which offers the relief of solid information on the symptoms of your menopausal life—hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, bleeding, memory loss, and those inexplicable glitches in thinking that make you feel like a kid with ADD—plus the comfort of advice on what to do. And “Staying Healthy Forever,” a jam-packed guide to caring for your changing body: It begins by trusting your knowledge of yourself, then learning the things to do to ensure a long and healthy future, one in which you look your best and feel your best.

No matter what your path through menopause, the experience is one of great change: and now for this great change, great help.
  

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Contents

Whats Happening?
3
The Hormone Question
25
What Youre Feeling Now
53
Hot Flashes
55
Sleep
71
Sex
93
Bleeding
135
Aches and Pains
161
Eyes and Ears
293
Heart
315
Cancer
335
Diet and Exercise
377
Looking Good
423
Endnote
447
Appendix I
451
Appendix II
477

Moods and Emotions
193
Thinking and Memory
227
Staying Healthy Forever
251
Bones
253
Acknowledgments
491
Index
499
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About the author (2006)

Barbara Kantrowitz is a former Newsweek senior editor and co-author with Pat Wingert of the "Her Body" column on women's health for newsweek.com. She lives with her family in New York City.

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