The Menopause Sourcebook, Third Edition [NOOK Book]

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Must-have resource for menopausal and premenopausal women



If you are menopausal or premenopausal, this thoroughly updated and revised guide to the physical, mental, and emotional changes and symptoms that accompany menopause is for you. The Menopause Sourcebook includes an extensive resource list, an honest look at hormone replacement ...

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Overview

Must-have resource for menopausal and premenopausal women



If you are menopausal or premenopausal, this thoroughly updated and revised guide to the physical, mental, and emotional changes and symptoms that accompany menopause is for you. The Menopause Sourcebook includes an extensive resource list, an honest look at hormone replacement therapy, and dietary and lifestyle recommendations to make your menopausal transition easier. Includes a foreword by Paul G. Stumpf, M.D.



"A fine examination that provides the latest up-to-date details on handling menopause."



--Booklist

"...provides information on conventional treatments as well as homeopathy & herbal remedies...helps women prepare their bodies for menopause through diet, exercise, tests, and screenings."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071394468
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 7/24/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Gretchen Henkel is a health and medical writer specializing in women's health issues.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Ch. 1 Information Gathering 1
Menopause at This Point in History 2
Must I Deal with Menopause? 6
Ch. 2 The Before-Menopause Checkup 15
Bones, Calcium, and Exercise: Do You Have the Right Prescription? 18
Heart, Blood Vessels, and Estrogen 21
Don't Forget Breast Health 27
Let's Talk About Weight 30
Adjusting Image to Reality 33
Good Health and Your Comfort Level 35
Ch. 3 Is This It? The Signs and Symptoms of Menopause 38
How to View Your Symptoms 39
Menopausal and Perimenopausal Symptoms 43
Keeping Track 48
A Plan of Action 50
Ch. 4 The Physicality of Menopause: Managing Your Symptoms 53
Where Women Obtain Information 56
Take the Commonsense Approach 57
The Estrogen Question 63
Alternative Approaches 70
Making Sense of It All 76
Ch. 5 Sex During and After Menopause 81
Does Menopause Spell the End of Desire? 83
The Physiology of Sexual Changes 87
The Totality of Sexuality 89
Getting Help for You and Your Partner 94
Ch. 6 Menopause and Beyond: Should You Be Worried? 97
Concern vs. Worry 98
Heart Disease: Be on the Alert 100
Your Bones: Constantly Changing 108
Urogenital Health 116
Ch. 7 The Body/Mind Connection: Menopause and Emotional Stress 120
How Women Feel About Menopause 122
Emotions and Stress During Menopause 123
Steps You Can Take 130
Ch. 8 Integrating Change and Exploring Opportunity 136
Menopause as Passage 137
Tackling the Tasks of Growing Older 138
Finding Your Path 139
Appendix A Calcium-Rich Foods 142
Appendix B Comparison of Calcium Supplements 145
Appendix C Dietary Recommendations for Health 147
Appendix C-1: American Heart Association Diet 147
Appendix C-2: Eating to Reduce Cancer Risk 150
Appendix D Height and Weight Tables 152
Glossary 153
Notes 162
Bibliography 166
Index 169
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