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Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices All the Facts about the New Hormone Replacement Therapy Studiesby Susan Love
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In the first edition of this important bestselling book, praised by Newsday as “the bible for a whole generation of menopausal women,” renowned physician and pioneering women’s health advocate Dr. Susan Love warned about the potential dangers of the long-term prescription of hormone replacement therapy. Her insightful words of caution have been backed up by the stunning results of the recent studies on hormone replacement.
In this revised edition, Dr. Love offers a remarkably clear set of guidelines as to what the studies have shown about the risks regarding heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, and other conditions, and what effect hormone therapy has on osteoporosis. She offers definitive expert advice about whether or not to go on hormone replacement therapy and, if so, for how long, as well as how to taper off hormones; and she introduces the alternative methods for treating the symptoms of menopause.
Dr. Love stresses that menopause is not a disease that needs to be cured—it is a natural life stage, and every woman ought to choose her own mix of options for coping with symptoms. A questionnaire about your own health history and life preferences helps you develop a program that will best fit your unique needs. With clarity and compassion, she walks you through every option for both the short and the long term, including:
• lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, and stress management)
• alternative therapies (including herbs and homeopathic remedies)
• available medications other than hormones
Includes bibliographical references (p. -410) and index.
Speaking for her generation of women, Dr. Susan Love says, "Now we're approaching menopause and we want to decide for ourselves how we'll experience this process. . . . We're faced with all kinds of options, and with them all kinds of questions."
In Dr. Susan Love's Menopause Book, Dr. Love helps readers sort through their choices and tells them how to cope with symptoms, addressing concerns such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer. She discusses options for the short and long term: diet, alternative treatments, and all the pros and cons of hormonal therapy.
She also provides an in-depth questionnaire on personal health risks and lifestyle preferences to help women choose the options that fit their unique needs. Guidelines for finding the right health care professional and a resource guide for books, newsletters, and organizations help to make this an indispensable resource for every woman.
About the Author
DR. SUSAN LOVE, M.D., is an adjunct professor of surgery at UCLA and the president of the Susan Love, M.D., Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. She is the author, with Karen Lindsey, of the renowned Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book. She lives in Los Angeles..
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