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
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The information and research in this book is so outdated, I am surprised Barnes & Noble is selling it in their book stores.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.
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!