The New Truth About Menopause: Straight Talk About Treatments and Choices from Two Leading Women Doctors

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Nearly every month brings alarming new headlines about menopause and hormone therapy, leaving millions of women who were taking those hormones or planning to take them unsure of what to do next. Even their doctors don't always know: After all, for years the medical establishment had been saying that hormones protected women against heart attacks and Alzheimer's disease.

Now two distinguished leaders in the field have stepped forward to help women make sense of the latest findings. Drs. Landau and Cyr offer frank, expert advice for women who:

*don't know whether to stop-or start--hormone therapy
*are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer
*suffer from disabling hot flashes or mood swings
*want the facts on safe, effective alternatives to hormone treatment

From evaluating new research to assessing their risk factors and goals, this book helps women go beyond the headlines to take charge of their own well-being.

 

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Contents

The New Truth About Menopause
1
The Rise and Fall of Estrogen Understanding Womens Health Research
19
Treating the Symptoms of Menopause
38
Strong Bones and Healthy Hearts Preventing Osteoporosis and Heart Disease
64
Not Your Average Menopause Surgical Menopause and Breast Cancer Survivors
84
Communicating with Your Doctor About Your Health
96
Making a Plan
108
Is the Plan Working?
125
Creative Thoughts and Strong Bonds
137
Expanding Your Knowledge
147
Resources
153
References
171
Acknowledgments
181
Index
183
About the Authors
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Page 179 - Cummings SR, Eckert S, Krueger KA et al. The effect of raloxifene on risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: results from the MORE randomized trial.
Page 179 - Hulley S, Grady D, Bush T, et al for the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study (HERS) Research Group: Randomized trial of estrogen plus progestin for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women.
Page 176 - Stearns V, Isaacs C, Rowland J, et al. A pilot trial assessing the efficacy of paroxetine hydrochloride (Paxil) in controlling hot flashes in breast cancer survivors.
Page 177 - Identification and fracture outcomes of undiagnosed low bone mineral density in postmenopausal women: results from the National Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.

About the author (2003)

Carol Landau, Ph.D., and Michele Cyr, M.D, are prominent authorities on women's health who teach at Brown Medical School. They co-authored the award-winning Complete Book of Menopause and wrote "The Doctors Are In" column in McCall's Magazine for seven years.

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