100 Questions & Answers About Menopause

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - Medical - 322 pages
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While some women sail through menopause, others experience a whole range of symptoms, from hot flashes to sleepless nights. If you or a loved one is suffering from the uncomfortable and often unpredictable symptoms of menopause, then this book offers the guidance and advice you need. 100 Questions & Answers About Menopause helps you understand menopause symptoms and treatment options, including lifestyle changes, alternative therapies, prescription medications, and more. The book discusses difficult issues surrounding the hormone therapy controversy, natural hormones, and how to make the best decisions about treatment and lifestyle. The authors, a nurse practitioner and a nurse, both with extensive clinical experience, provide practical, authoritative answers to questions about menopause and related problems, as well as other midlife health risks such as osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this condition.
 

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Contents

An Overview of Menopause
1
Experiencing the Symptoms of Menopause
29
Evaluating Symptoms Is It Menopause?
63
Lifestyle Changes and Alternative Therapies
121
Hormone Therapy and Other Treatment Options
187
Menopause You and Your Family
241
Appendix A
259
Appendix B
271
Glossary
283
Bibliography
295
Index
311
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