The Hormonally Vulnerable Woman: Relief at Last for PMS, Mood Swings, Fatigue, Hair Loss, Adult Acne, Unwanted Hair, Female Pain, Migraine, Weight Gain, and Much More--including All the Problems of Perimenopause and Menopause!

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 480 pages
According to Geoffrey Redmond, M.D., a majority of the 42 million American women between the ages of thirty-five and fifty-five suffer from vulnerability to their own hormones. Appearance, emotions -- and even sex drive -- may be affected. Symptoms include thinning hair, persistent acne, mood swings, low energy, loss of pleasure in sex, weight gain, irregular periods, and pain. While the media has emphasized the problems of menopause, Dr. Redmond explains that all too many women experience hormonal miseries even in their thirties. Lab tests are often normal because the problem is not the hormones themselves but how a woman's body reacts to them. Healthy, active women suddenly find that once quiescent hormones have taken over control of their lives. Because their problems are often dismissed as trivial, women who are hormonally vulnerable are frequently thwarted in their quest for help. Too often they are brushed off with remarks such as, "Your tests are normal; there's nothing wrong with you." This is tragic because, as Dr. Redmond demonstrates, hormonal balance can nearly always be restored with the treatments he details, which include individualized use of prescription medications, herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and even spiritual practices. Many women have heard that testosterone can help sex drive, but most have not been warned about the damage that careless testosterone therapy can cause on skin and hair.

In this book, Dr. Redmond, an internationally recognized authority on testosterone in women, explains the only safe ways to use testosterone. With informative sidebars, quizzes, and personal stories of women who have overcome hormone vulnerability, this helpful book will empower you to find treatments for your hormone problems that are tailored to fit your own body, biochemistry, symptoms, and lifestyle.

 

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Contents

Are Your Hormones Ruining Your Life? Recognizing
3
Is My Period Normal? When Your Cycle Needs Help
45
Finding a Method That
59
PMS and Other Hormonal Miseries
82
The Comprehensive Program for Overcoming Your PMS
96
Cramps Endometriosis Fibromyalgia and More
131
Migraine and Other Headaches
150
HORMONES MAKE SEX POSSIBLEOR
161
Syndrome PCOS
310
MENOPAUSE STRAIGHT TALK
347
for You
396
Preventing Osteoporosis
418
Hormones and Spiritual Healing
427
A Bill of Rights for Women Who Are Hormonally Vulnerable
442
Acknowledgments
449
Index
455

Womens Sexuality
189
THE MOST VISIBLE PART OF YOUR BODY MAY
225

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About the author (2005)

Geoffrey Redmond, M.D., is the founder and director of the Hormone Center of New York, a Manhattan clinic dedicated to helping women who suffer from hormone-related problems. An endocrinologist with more than twenty years of experience, he has authored more than one hundred medical and research publications. He received his medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Rockefeller University, and he lives in New York City.

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