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A Woman's Guide to Menopause and Perimenopauseby M.D. Mary Jane Minkin
Synopses & Reviews
Recent groundbreaking research has provided abundant new information on menopause and how women should approach it. This book carefully considers all these findings, explains in detail what we now know about menopause and its treatment, and offers sound guidance for women dealing with the physical and emotional health issues surrounding menopause.
Menopause specialist Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, nationally known not only for her expertise but also for her approachability, answers all the questions about menopause that women want—and need—to ask their health care providers. Dr. Minkin presents scientifically grounded information, explained helpfully and in a non-judgmental manner.
Among the topics included in this volume:
• Hormone replacement therapy, its pros and cons
• Controlling the symptoms of PMS
• Treatments for menopause-related hot flashes, insomnia, and depression
• Menopause and sexuality
• Preventing and detecting cancer of the reproductive organs
• Healthy lifestyle choices for menopausal women
• What the Women’s Health Initiative study findings really mean
Provides valuable new information on menopause and how women should approach it in a handbook that offers sound guidance for women dealing with the physical and emotional health issues surrounding menopause, covering such topics as hormone relacement therapy, PMS, treatments for the symptoms of menopause, osteoporosis, cancer prevention, and sexuality. Original.
About the Author
Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. For ten years she has also been the medical adviser to Red Hot Mamas, the nation's largest organization providing patient menopause support. She is the official women's health medical adviser for Prevention magazine. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D., writes on topics related to women's health, travel, and cooking, and is the author of two books in the Blue Guide series: New York and Museums and Galleries of New York. Drs. Minkin and Wright have collaborated on two previous books.
Table of Contents
The women's health initiative and what it means to you — The physiology of menopause: how it happens — Signs and symptoms — Perimenopause or PMS? — Menopause and your body — Menopause and your mind — Coping with the symptoms — The risks and benefits of hormone therapy — A practical guide to hormone therapy — Osteoporosis and heart health: two long-term issues — Menopause and sexuality — Fibroids, incontinence, itching, and other midlife annoyances — Cancer of the reproductive organs — Major and minor surgical procedures — You and your doctor — Lifestyle.
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