The Perimenopause and Menopause Workbook: A Comprehensive, Personalized Guide to Hormone Health

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New Harbinger Publications, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 250 pages

A Personalized Program for Better Hormone Health

It's no stretch to say that the information about perimenopause, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is confusing and often scary. Hormonal changes over time are natural, but they can sometimes be difficult. But they don't need to put too much strain on your health and sanity if you understand what's happening in your body and know how to manage it.

This workbook is your most valuable resource for hormone health. Written by a pioneering team of hormone researchers, it puts up-to-date, scientifically sound hormone information at your fingertips. Each chapter includes helpful exercises and assessments to help you get a clear picture of your health and make a plan for total hormonal wellness. You'll also benefit from real-life stories of women just like you who have encountered hormonal challenges and, with the powerful tools in this book, made positive changes for better health.

Learn about your body and your hormones:

  • Chart and examine your personal and family medical histories to help understand your current or future hormone health
  • Use the hormone symptom questionnaire to track current or potential hormone situations, including estrogen and progesterone, thyroid, or adrenal imbalances or menopause
  • Learn which tests and treatments are appropriate for particular hormone-related conditions
  • Make informed decisions about whether to consider HRT
  • Take control of your health and your life with a personalized strategy for greater vitality through balanced hormones
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 3
39
Whats Going On? Assess Your Hormone Balance
49
Estrogen and Progesterone Lose Their Balance
69
Thyroid Imbalance
89
Adrenal Imbalance
112
Menopause
137
Whats Right for You? Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
152
Conclusion
179
APPENDIX B Blood Levels of Estrogen and Progesterone from Various Products
218
References
225
Index
239
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Kathryn R. Simpson, MS, was an executive in the biotech industry when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Upon discovering that her symptoms were caused by multiple hormonal deficiencies, Simpson began conducting endocrine research. She discovered that resolving these hormonal deficiencies led to a complete resolution of all her symptoms. Now, Simpson is founder and director of The Hormone Resource Center, a specialty hormone clinic that treats hormone imbalance and diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and fibromyalgia. She is author ofThe Perimenopause and Menopause Workbook andThe MS Solution. Dale Bredesen, MD, is CEO of the Buck Institute for Age Research, the only institute in the U.S. to focus solely on aging and age-related diseases and conditions. The Institute was recently named one of the top five research facilities in the US by the National Institutes of Health. He also works with his coauthor on research in using bio-identical hormones to treat various conditions, including menopause and autoimmune conditions. Dr. Bredesen regularly gives talks and seminars on various topics related to aging and has published almost 150 articles in scientific journals about his work. He has appeared in major broadcast and print media, and has given hundreds of talks to his colleagues at scientific conferences, research facilities, and universities all over the world.

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