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Hormones and Hot Flashes: Real Questions and Straight Answers from The Menopause Book
     

Hormones and Hot Flashes: Real Questions and Straight Answers from The Menopause Book

by Barbara Kantrowitz
 
Adapted from The Menopause Book—dubbed “Dr. Spock for aging women” by the North American Menopause Society—HORMONES & HOT FLASHES answers the most-pressing questions women have about hormones, hormone therapy, and the often-unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Grounded in sound science and the latest medical research and vetted by the top

Overview

Adapted from The Menopause Book—dubbed “Dr. Spock for aging women” by the North American Menopause Society—HORMONES & HOT FLASHES answers the most-pressing questions women have about hormones, hormone therapy, and the often-unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Grounded in sound science and the latest medical research and vetted by the top experts in the field, the book debunks the many myths and unproven (often dangerous) “treatments” marketed toward women; objectively weighs the risks and benefits of hormone therapy; and discusses how to minimize hot flashes through diet, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

All about estrogen, progesterone, and the roles they play in your body;  Is hormone therapy right for you? Age, health, symptoms, and other factors to consider; Hormone supplements versus birth control pills (and yes, today’s low-dose pills are safe for older women); Treatment options for cancer survivors; Hormone therapy and heart disease; Plus, the link between hot flashes and future health, a Hot Flash Emergency Kit, the lowdown on alternative medicine, controlling night sweats, and lots more. All your questions, answered.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761165736
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,264,834
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Barbara Kantrowitz is a former Newsweek senior editor and co-author with Pat Wingert of the "Her Body" column on women's health for newsweek.com. She lives with her family in New York City.

Pat Wingert is an award-winning journalist for Newsweek, with a focus on health and medicine. She is the author of dozens of cover stories, and received her training in medical reporting at the National Institutes of Health.  She lives with her family in Washington, D.C.

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