Menopause Answer Book

Overview

Estrogen is a powerful female hormone that protects women from many health risks. In menopause, estrogen levels decline and its protective qualities decline as well. At the same time, a lifetime of bad habits may begin to catch up with us, and our genetic predispositions to disease begin to surface. All this leads to a plethora of symptoms, some temporary, some chronic and some life-threatening.

The Menopause Answer Book allows women to carefully assess their own symptoms and ...

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Overview

Estrogen is a powerful female hormone that protects women from many health risks. In menopause, estrogen levels decline and its protective qualities decline as well. At the same time, a lifetime of bad habits may begin to catch up with us, and our genetic predispositions to disease begin to surface. All this leads to a plethora of symptoms, some temporary, some chronic and some life-threatening.

The Menopause Answer Book allows women to carefully assess their own symptoms and then seek out the information and treatments that will be tailored to their own specific needs:
-- Find out if you're at risk for diseases associated with menopause
-- Develop your Menopause Action Plan
-- Assess the pros and cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy
-- Find out what tests to request from your doctor
-- Find out how to get the attention and treatment that you need
-- Learn about important lifestyle changes to make right now

Women dealing with menopause and perimenopause are bombarded with information but often have a hard time figuring out what applies to them and how to choose between conflicting advice. The Menopause Answer Book is the must-have companion to the top-selling menopause books, which are informational but don't help women tailor their treatment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402202599
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Answer Book Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 968,881
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Marsha Lynn Speller, M.D., is a psychiatrist living in Delaware. The Menopause Answer Book is her first book.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I-How Hormones Work Chapter 1 Getting Personal Chapter 2 In the Beginning Chapter 3 The Normal Menstrual Cycle Chapter 4 The Power of Estrogen Chapter 5 The Effect of Estrogen on the Body's Organs Chapter 6 Estrogen Withdrawal Symptoms Chapter 7 Postpartum Blues and PMS

Part II-The Individual is the Context Chapter 8 Your Medical History Chapter 9 Laboratory Tests and Screening Examinations Chapter 10 Recommended Tests and Screenings-By the Decade Chapter 11 Early History Counts.
Part III-How's Your Health?
Chapter 12 Disease Risk Assessment Chapter 13 Obesity Chapter 14 Heart Disease, Hypertension, and Cholesterol Chapter 15 Urogenital Dysfunction Chapter 16 Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Chapter 17 Thyroid Disease Chapter 18 Diabetes.
Chapter 19 Osteoarthritis Chapter 20 Cancer Chapter 21 Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 22 Stress and Depression Part IV-To Be or Not To Be on HRT Chapter 23 First Thoughts Chapter 24 Is It Safe For Me?
Chapter 25 Recent Research Findings and Controversies Chapter 26 What Products Are Out There?
Chapter 27 Your Initial Evaluation and Follow-Up for HRT Chapter 28 A First Look at Alternatives to HRT

Part V-Alternatives Chapter 29 What is Meant by "Alternatives"?
Chapter 30 Smoking Chapter 31 Alcohol, Soda, and Caffeine Chapter 32 Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.
Chapter 33 Food Basics: Protein, Carbs, Fats, Fiber, and Water Chapter 34 Phytoestrogens Chapter 35 Weight Gain and Muscle Loss Chapter 36 Dieting and Exercise Chapter 37 A Reference Guide to Improving Your Health Chapter 38 The SANE Approach to Developing Your MAP

Part VI-The MAP Chapter 39 Completing the Menopause Action Plan Chapter 40 Part I-My Current Symptoms Chapter 41 Part II-My Medical History Chapter 42 Part III-My Disease Risks Chapter 43 Part IV-My HRT Assessment Chapter 44 Part V-My Lifestyle

Afterword Resources Index About the Author

Marsha Lynn Speller, M.D., is a psychiatrist living in Delaware. The Menopause Answer Book is her first book.

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