Before Your Time: The Early Menopause Survival Guide

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 13, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
HAS "THE CHANGE" COME TOO SOON ? DON’ T WORRY, YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

Every year more than two million women enter early menopause and find themselves suddenly dealing with a host of unforeseen (and little discussed) issues. In Before Your Time, Evelina Weidman Sterling and Angie Best-Boss provide expert advice and answer all your questions, including:

Is it safe to start hormone therapy in your thirties rather than in your fifties?

What are your fertility options?

How can you combat the long-term effects of early menopause, such as a greater risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and diabetes?

How will early menopause affect your relationships? Your sex life? Your sense of self?


Before Your Time
brings you the best-researched, most up-to-date answers to all those tough-to-ask questions. The good news: there is more research and information available now than ever before to keep you safe and healthy, and it’s all right here!
 

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Contents

Not Your Mothers Menopause
3
The Menstrual Cycle Is a Vital Sign
8
Know Your Hormones
26
Get a Diagnosis
40
Why Me? Its More Common than You Think
53
HealthRelated Causes of Early Menopause
55
Ovarian Insufficiency Due to Surgery
64
Cancer and Ovarian Function
78
Medical Treatments
104
Complementary and Lifestyle Treatments
120
Coping with the Emotional and Physical Effects
135
Accept Your Emotions
155
Reclaim Your Sexuality
168
Adolescents Needs
187
A Lifetime of Living Well
216
The Future of Care
235

Treatment Options
91
Your Health Care Providers
93
Acknowledgments
253
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Evelina Weidman Sterling is a nationally-recognized expert and award-winning author on infertility. Currently, Sterling is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University, and holds a Master's degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University as well as a B.S. from the University of Mary Washington. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.

Angie Best-Boss is an accomplished freelance women's health writer. She holds a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Union Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Sociology from Virginia Wesleyan College. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Indiana.

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