Midlife, Madness, or Menopause: Does Anyone Know What's Normal
A Complete and Comforting Guide on What Your Mother Never Told You About Menopause. Going beyond the television talk shows and tabloids, here′s real help through the maze of information women are hit with as they enter midlife––somewhere between ages 35 and 60. Told from the point of view of a friend who′s been there, Midlife, Madness, or Menopause provides simple, practical guidelines as to what you might expect and what you can do to help yourself as your body begins to change. Written by a woman who has gone through menopause and corroborated by a distinguished physician and woman′s health advocate, this book explores the changes women face around the time of menopause––drawing on questions and concerns gathered from hundreds of women who have experienced it. This indispensable book will give you: ∗ Up–to–the–minute guidelines on hormone replacement therapy. ∗ Down–to–earth personal stories. ∗ Clear explanations for the changes taking place in your body. ∗ The latest facts on medical procedures, such as hysterectomy, dilation and curettage, endometrial ablation, and bladder reconstruction. ∗ Tools to detect more than 70 common signs of hormonal change. ∗ The latest information on alternative therapy as well as time–honored traditional treatments. Designed to dispel fears and debunk myths, this guide is filled with humorous "Moments of Madness" and a positive, personal approach for managing your own health––mental and physical.
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