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Perimenopause
     

Perimenopause

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by James E. Houston, Darlene Lanka
 

Perimenopause encompasses a life transition that begins for most women with subtle physiological changes in the mid-thirties, gathers pace in the forties, and culminated with menopause. It’s common to experience a bewildering array of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, irregular menstruation, unexplained fatigue, and trouble sleeping.

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Overview

Perimenopause encompasses a life transition that begins for most women with subtle physiological changes in the mid-thirties, gathers pace in the forties, and culminated with menopause. It’s common to experience a bewildering array of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, irregular menstruation, unexplained fatigue, and trouble sleeping.

The second edition of this popular self-help guide explains why the changes occur and presents the best strategies for dealing with them. The authors show women what they can do to cope with symptoms and offer practical suggestions for minimizing the long-term health risks that can occur as a result of menopause. Throughout, their goal is to energize and empower readers to manage their own transition through perimenopause in ways that will ensure health and vitality in the years ahead.

New in the Second Edition:

  • Expanded chapter on alternative health options
  • Relevance and updated facts about heart disease, osteoporosis, and breast cancer
  • Revised guidelines for birth control and infertility procedures
  • Latest word on hormones, hormone balancing, and hormone replacement
  • New help for PMS and incontinence

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Huston and Lanka's book is a comprehensive and conventional medical guide to this wide span of years, which begins in a woman's thirties.... The goal is to empower women to manage their symptoms while minimizing their risks of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Recommended.
—Library Journal

An excellent overview of the resources allopathic medicine recommends to women as they age, the book reflects both authors' experiences as ob/gyn doctors.
—Yoga Journal

“This book is so timely and thorough for women over 25. Thank you so much for what you have done for women.”
—Laura Buxton, anchor, Morning News, KUSI TV, San Diego

“It’s really a comprehensive women’s health book. You should have it on your shelf.”
—Leslie Gold and Laurie Kramer, hosts of Two Chicks Dishin’, WRKO, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572242340
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

L. Darlene Lanka, M.D., has been a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist for thirty years with Kaiser Permanente in Northern California and is an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the former Director of women’s Health at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California and two times president of the Easy Bay GYN Society. She is a frequent lecturer and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television program discussing women’s health issues and by KPIX on women’s health legislation in California. Dr. Lanka was awarded the Diablo Soroptimist Societies’ Women Helping women Award.

James E. Huston, M.D., specialized in obstetrics and gynecology before his retirement. He lives in Medford, Oregon. He is a frequent author and speaker on women’s health topics.

Both Dr. Lanka and Dr. Huston have visited Guatemala as participating doctors with the Hospital de la Familia in Guatemala, donating much-needed medical aid for indigenous families.

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Perimenopause 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Mary718 More than 1 year ago
The information and research in this book is so outdated, I am surprised Barnes & Noble is selling it in their book stores. Most of the data is from the 1990's. It is not updated to include the latest research RE: hormone therapies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be an extremely informative book about all that happens to a woman in Perimenopause. It talked about things I never really connected with this time of life, it made a lot of sense! It included references for further reading but was written in 'plain english'! Would recommend for anyone with questions and concerns. I was researching Hysterectomy and this gave me the info I needed on so many levels. I have recommended this to others going through this fun time of life!