A Woman's Guide to Menopause & Perimenopause

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Yale University Press, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 413 pages
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Recent groundbreaking research has provided abundant new information on menopause and how women should approach it. This book carefully considers all these findings, explains in detail what we now know about menopause and its treatment, and offers sound guidance for women dealing with the physical and emotional health issues surrounding menopause.
Menopause specialist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, nationally known not only for her expertise but also for her approachability, answers all the questions about menopause that women want--and need--to ask their health care providers. Dr. Minkin presents scientifically grounded information, explained helpfully and in a non-judgmental manner.

Among the topics included in this volume:

- Hormone replacement therapy, its pros and cons

- Controlling the symptoms of PMS

- Treatments for menopause-related hot flashes, insomnia, and depression

- Menopause and sexuality

- Osteoporosis

- Preventing and detecting cancer of the reproductive organs

- Healthy lifestyle choices for menopausal women

- What the Women's Health Initiative study findings really mean


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BOX 2 Your Risk for Heart Disease for Women
11 Menopause and Sexuality
12 Fibroids Incontinence Itching and Other Midlife Annoyances
13 Cancer of the Reproductive Organs
False Negatives and False Positives
14 Major and Minor Surgical Procedures
BOX 4 Questions to Ask Your Physician Before Hysterectomy or Other Surgery
15 You and Your Doctor

BOX 1 Cardiovascular Disease Facts and Figures
6 Menopause and Your Mind
7 Coping with the Symptoms
8 The Risks and Benefits of Hormone Therapy
9 A Practical Guide to Hormone Therapy
10 Osteoporosis and Heart Health
16 Lifestyle

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About the author (2005)

Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. For ten years she has also been the medical adviser to Red Hot Mamas, the nation's largest organization providing patient menopause support. She is the official women's health medical adviser for Prevention magazine. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D., writes on topics related to women's health, travel, and cooking, and is the author of two books in the Blue Guide series: New York and Museums and Galleries of New York. Drs. Minkin and Wright have collaborated on two previous books.

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