The Secret Female Hormone: How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life

The Secret Female Hormone: How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life

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by Kathy C. Maupin M.D.
     
 

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     You know the experiences all too well. You can’t sleep, so you start your day feeling exhausted. Seemingly overnight, you can’t remember names, places, appointments—things you could previously recite at the drop of a hat. You want to be more active, but you have zero energy for that. And sex? Forget it!

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     You know the experiences all too well. You can’t sleep, so you start your day feeling exhausted. Seemingly overnight, you can’t remember names, places, appointments—things you could previously recite at the drop of a hat. You want to be more active, but you have zero energy for that. And sex? Forget it!
     By now, you’ve probably been told this is “normal,” or that it’s the “natural” course of aging. And you might even believe it, because so many women approaching midlife have the exact same symptoms. In fact, millions of women worldwide are undiagnosed and untreated for hormone deficiency.
     As one of the country’s leading experts on hormonal balance—and as a woman who experienced these symptoms herself—Dr. Kathy Maupin has identified a debilitating and overlooked health condition: testosterone deficiency syndrome, or TDS. Most people associate testosterone with men, but it’s one of the most vital hormones in women, and one of the first hormones that women begin to lose as they enter their 40s. And Dr. Maupin’s own research has shown that the symptoms of aging—fatigue, memory loss, moodiness, low libido, and so much more—are initiated and accelerated by testosterone loss.
     In this book, Dr. Maupin and therapist Brett Newcomb show how testosterone replacement can radically improve your life. They share the history and background of hormone replacement therapy, the latest research on treatment options, as well as:

  • Tips for dealing with mood swings, changes in sex drive, and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Surprising information on the long-term effects and health risks of testosterone loss
  • Common myths and misconceptions regarding estrogen and testosterone replacement therapy
  • Questionnaires to help you determine your individual hormone deficiencies
  • Real stories and personal experiences Dr. Maupin’s patients share
     Clear, practical, and easy-to-use, this authoritative guide sheds light on the importance of testosterone and will help you reclaim your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“I have long recommended testosterone to those women who require it. Dr. Maupin’s updated and thorough approach to this little-known female hormone is simply excellent.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/GYN and New York Times best-selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause


“The Secret Female Hormone unveils the missing link for many women over 40 who are suffering from symptoms such as low libido, fatigue, insomnia, loss of muscle mass, and an increase in belly fat—despite the perfect diet and exercise regime. Every woman should read this book!”
Dr. Natasha Turner, naturopathic doctor and author of The Hormone Diet, The Supercharged Hormone Diet, and The Carb Sensitivity Plan

 “The Secret Female Hormone is a must read for women today! Dr. Maupin and Mr. Newcomb have brought to light the importance of testosterone for many women struggling with low libido. Hormones should always be evaluated in unity, and testosterone is almost always overlooked. The authors tell the truth about how hormone imbalances truly affect women—not only their energy, their vitality, and their libido but also their family relationships and self-esteem. This book will be a resource for women for years to come!”
Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB/GYN NP, owner of Women to Women and author of Is It Me or My Hormones and The Core Balance Diet

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401943011
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/03/2014
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,164,382
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Maupin, M.D., is a board-certified OB/GYN and founder of BioBalance Health, a practice dedicated to helping men and women in midlife who are experiencing symptoms associated with hormone deficiency. She focuses on personal care and the use of bioidentical hormone treatments to help alleviate the effects of aging. As part of her work with BioBalance Health, she co-hosts weekly video health podcasts that address current issues related to aging and relationships
Dr. Maupin is active in a variety of professional organizations including Missouri State Medical Association; St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society; St. Louis Gynecological Society (for which she served as President); American Medical Association; American Medical Women’s Association; American Association of Women Surgeons; American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine; Age Management Medicine Group; and the Endocrine Society.
She is also the author of the Women’s Healthcare Initiative legislation, which became law in Missouri in 2000 and protects women’s rights to receive care from OB/GYNs without a referral, including mammograms, bone density testing, and coverage for birth control pills; and provides for insurance coverage for plastic surgical reconstruction for women who have breast cancer. She is also the founder of St. Louis Political Action Committee: Physicians for Sound Healthcare Policy, and she is active in numerous charitable organizations.
Website: http://drkathymaupin.com.
 
Brett Newcomb, M.A., L.P.C., has 30 years of experience in private practice as a family therapist in Missouri. He has worked with clients of all ages in myriad capacities, focusing primarily on interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and family and individual problems. He has worked with Dr. Maupin for years to help her patients deal with the psychological and marital ramifications of hormone imbalance and the necessary adjustments following successful treatment. In addition to his clinical experience, Brett has supervised and trained many other therapists, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate students at Missouri Baptist University and Webster University in St. Louis. His management experience as Webster University’s World Director of the Counseling Program—servicing more than 2,000 counseling students worldwide—has provided him with a broad and comprehensive perspective in the field.
In addition, Brett is the co-host, with Dr. Maupin, of BioBalance’s video health podcasts. His story-telling style weaves practical advice on current topics with engaging, entertaining, and information-rich anecdotes.

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The Secret Female Hormone: How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BLUEFISH99 More than 1 year ago
Wow what an impact this book had on me, Testosterone. I didn't  know that when you have low hormone inbalances how it affects women, usually  you are told by the doctor it will pass, but low hormone imbalances,  low self esteem, fatigue and loss of vitality can have a traumatic effect on women, together with mood swings and hot flushes, but there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If your going through the menopause then this is the book for you, its brilliant, fascinating explains about conventional  hormone treatments available as well as Testosterone deficiency symptoms , risks and benefits of taking this.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - A MUST READ