What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporis, PCOS, and More

What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporis, PCOS, and More

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by Pamela Wartian Smith
     
 

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Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age—before, during, or after menopause—and for a variety of reasons. While most hormonerelated problems are associated with menopause, fluctuating hormonal levels can also cause a variety of other conditions, and for some women, the effects can be truly debilitating. What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones

Overview

Hormonal imbalances can occur at any age—before, during, or after menopause—and for a variety of reasons. While most hormonerelated problems are associated with menopause, fluctuating hormonal levels can also cause a variety of other conditions, and for some women, the effects can be truly debilitating. What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones is a clear guide to the treatment of hormonal irregularities without the health risks associated with standard hormone replacement therapy.

This book is divided into three parts. Part I describes the body’s own hormones, looking at their functions and the problems that can occur if these hormones are not at optimal levels. Part II focuses on the most common problems that arise from hormonal imbalances, such as PMS, hot flashes, and endometriosis. Lastly, Part III details hormone replacement therapy, focusing on the difference between natural and synthetic hormone treatments.

Whether you are looking for help with menopausal symptoms or you simply want to enjoy vibrant health, What You Must Know About Women’s Hormones can make a profound difference in your life.

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Hormones play a vital role in normal human physiology, but an imbalance may cause health problems and unpleasant symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Here, physician Smith (What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, & More), who specializes in antiaging medicine, tackles hormones and the treatment of hormonal irregularities. She begins by discussing individual hormones, their roles in bodily functions, and how they work together. She then focuses on common problems that result from hormonal imbalance like premenstrual syndrome, postpartum depression, and, more seriously, osteoporosis and heart disease. The final section discusses hormone-replacement therapy and the difference between natural and synthetic hormone treatments. Smith is a proponent of natural or bioidentical hormones in custom-compounded drugs. However, this treatment has no evidence-based literature to support it, and these hormones are not approved by the FDA. Smith is a diplomat of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians, an institute not recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, or the American Board of Medical Specialties. VERDICT Skip this and buy an extra copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves and Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge's No-Nonsense Guide to Menopause.—Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757003073
Publisher:
Square One Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
115,807
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Wartian Smith, MD, MPH, is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Physicians and director of the Master’s Program in Medical Sciences, with a concentration in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine, at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. An authority on the subjects of wellness and antiaging, Dr. Smith is also director of the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine. Currently, she is the owner and director of the Center for Healthy Living, with locations in Michigan and Florida. Dr. Smith is also the best-selling author of What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More.

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What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporis, PCOS, and More 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
claireaz1 More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. I was given this book by my doctor to read after going to him in Phoenix Arizona. I am 65 years old and my insurance company, Cigna sent a letter saying I will not be allowed to get premarin for hormone replacement any longer so I took matters into my hands and and searched out a bio identicial hormone specialiast in my area and my journey toward taking charge of my body started. He then handed me this book and told me to read it. Wow. I can't tell you how much this has helped me to know my own body. whether you are 20 years old or 90 years old you will gain knowlege about yourself. I strongly suggest reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the sample and loved it. It is a lot of information. Very educational. I think every women should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago