The Premature Menopause Book:: When The "change Of Life" Comes Too Early

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Harper Collins, Jul 1, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 416 pages
WHY NOW? WHY ME?

Today, millions of women in their twenties and thirties, many of whom are just beginning to plan a family, are receiving the shocking news that their reproductive years are already over. They are in premature menopause -- menopause years before its time. Whether due to an autoimmune disorder, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or the often undiagnosed condition known as Premature Ovarian Failure (POF), premature menopause is common, increasing -- and almost always traumatic.

If you are one of the women experiencing early menopause, you have hundreds of questions, but have probably found few answers...until now. The Premature Menopause Book is the first book focusing on this difficult transition -- written by a woman who faced the same questions: What can I do about it? Do I need hormones? How can I have a baby despite this condition? How can I feel like "me" again?

The Premature Menopause Book provides the latest information on health and emotional issues, explores all of your options, lists resources, websites and support groups, shares the experiences and advice of women going through this experience, answers frequently asked questions and offers the support and understanding you need.

 

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Diagnosed with premature menopause at age 38, Petras has written the book that she wished had been available to her at that traumatic time. Well researched, engrossing, and easy to understand, this ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction A Personal Note from a Woman Going
1
WHEN MENOPAUSE COMES EARLY
10
HOW CAN YOU BE SURE YOU ARE
31
WHATS GOING ON WITH YOUR BODY NOW?
75
WHY ME?
109
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
149
TAKING THE OTHER ROAD
226
FINDING AND WORKING WITH THE RIGHT
273
HAVING A BABY
302
TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR BODY
328
Conclusion
365
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About the author (1999)

Kathryn Petras is the bestselling author of over twenty-one books in such diverse areas as popular reference, humor, careers and fiction. After years of suffering vague symptoms and discomfort, she finally was diagnosed with premature menopause at age 38. After this devastating diagnosis, she looked for books and support groups to help her through the tough times ahead -- and was shocked to find that there was virtually nothing out there, even though this condition is increasingly common.

So she began researching and writing the book she wished she had when she first learned she was undergoing premature menopause. She co-founded an online support group and currently hosts two menopause groups on line as well as a website devoted to the condition. Kathryn is married and lives in New York City, and when not discussing the latest trends in menopause (which her friends and family say she manages to inject into almost any conversation) she enjoys reading mysteries, baking, and beachcombing at Montauk.

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