150 Most-asked Questions about Menopause: What Women Really Want to Know

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Hearst Books, 1993 - Medical - 238 pages
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"Of Ruth Jacobowitz's first book, Managing Your Menopause, Gail Sheehy (author of The Silent Passage: Menopause) said, "At last, a beam of clear light and a wealth of solid information - compassionately presented - on a passage so long shrouded in silence and unnecessary fear." Now award-winning medical writer and lecturer Jacobowitz sheds new light on the subject with a book of practical guidance for the millions of women undergoing this universal rite of passage." "The hormone changes associated with menopause may affect up to three hundred different body processes. And while menopause is a natural transition, each woman experiences it differently. That's why this book is vital. It is a woman-to-woman guide that answers 150 essential questions about menopause, authored by a talented medical writer whose lectures have helped more than twenty thousand women take control of their health at mid-life. Based on national surveys and on questionnaires from ten thousand women, the book shares the latest medical research in straightforward language, and it is filled with real-life examples that guide and inspire." "Ruth Jacobowitz's own distressing menopause experience spurred her to help other women avoid the same fate. Here she answers queries ranging from important basics ("What are the signs and symptoms of menopause?") to the more complex ("Is it safe to take estrogen?"); from questions of heart-health ("Does estrogen therapy really help prevent heart attacks?") to the heart-felt ("Sex used to be great. What happened?"); and everything in between ("Will vitamin E help my hot flashes?" "How can I find the right doctor?" "What else can I do to stay in my prime?"). She also reveals surprising news about how men feel about menopause, and clarifies the wide array of treatment options." "Engaging and medically up-to-the-minute, this book is a reassuring guide for women at this profound, sometimes unsettling, milestone of life."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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150 most-asked questions about menopause: what women really want to know

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One of the universal rites of passage, menopause daily affects approximately 3500 American women, who often find themselves unprepared and unknowledgeable. Jacobowitz, coauthor with Wulf Utian of ... Read full review

Contents

DoEs GETTING OLDER MEAN GETTING
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WHAT Is EsTRooENs EFFECT UPON
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Chapter I1 How Do I FIND THE RIGHT Docron?
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Jacobowitz is and award-winning medical writer, lecturer, and a former vice-president at a large Cleveland teaching hospital.

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