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Menopause For Dummies

Published: December 6, 2006

Overview

A comprehensive and practical guide for women of all ages to gain a clear view of the physical, mental, and emotional changes related to menopause 

Although menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman’s life, its physical, mental, and emotional manifestations can vary greatly from one person to the next. Add the conflicting “expert” information about the benefits, risks, and side effects to which women are exposed on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see many women find it difficult to make informed choices about how to deal with their menopausal symptoms. 

Authored by a team of acknowledged experts in treating menopausal symptoms, Menopause For Dummies provides you with all the information you need to stay in control every step of the way. In plain English, it explains the role menopause plays in a variety of common health problems, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. It walks you through proven measures for minimizing your risk of developing complications, including diet and exercise, stress management, hormone replacement, and other techniques. And this no-nonsense guide gives you authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of: 

  • How to identify pre-menopause (perimenopause) and what it means 
  • The stages of menopause 
  • How menopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido 
  • The latest facts about hormone replacement therapy 
  • The pros and cons of various alternative treatments 
  • The best ways of handling hot flashes 
  • Easing symptoms with diet and exercise 
  • Preventing bone loss 
  • Helpful lifestyle changes 
 
 

This book has four top ten lists to provide even more ways of navigating the changes you’ll experience throughout menopause—exposing common myths about menopause, giving you the scoop on medical tests you might need, kicking around ideas to kick-start or rejuvenate your exercise routine, and tempting you with fabulous healthy foods (because eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring). 

Additionally, the book has a glossary and a list of resources to find more information about menopause, hormones, and related conditions. With Menopause For Dummies in your corner, you’ll have a kinder, gentler “change of life.” 

A comprehensive and practical guide for women of all ages to gain a clear view of the physical, mental, and emotional changes related to menopause 

Although menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman’s life, its physical, mental, and emotional manifestations can vary greatly from one person to the next. Add the conflicting “expert” information about the benefits, risks, and side effects to which women are exposed on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see many women find it difficult to make informed choices about how to deal with their menopausal symptoms. 

Authored by a team of acknowledged experts in treating menopausal symptoms, Menopause For Dummies provides you with all the information you need to stay in control every step of the way. In plain English, it explains the role menopause plays in a variety of common health problems, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. It walks you through proven measures for minimizing your risk of developing complications, including diet and exercise, stress management, hormone replacement, and other techniques. And this no-nonsense guide gives you authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of: 

  • How to
identify pre-menopause (perimenopause) and what it means 
  • The stages of menopause 
  • How menopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido 
  • The latest facts about hormone replacement therapy 
  • The pros and cons of various alternative treatments 
  • The best ways of handling hot flashes 
  • Easing symptoms with diet and exercise 
  • Preventing bone loss 
  • Helpful lifestyle changes 
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    This book has four top ten lists to provide even more ways of navigating the changes you’ll experience throughout menopause—exposing common myths about menopause, giving you the scoop on medical tests you might need, kicking around ideas to kick-start or rejuvenate your exercise routine, and tempting you with fabulous healthy foods (because eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring). 

    Additionally, the book has a glossary and a list of resources to find more information about menopause, hormones, and related conditions. With Menopause For Dummies in your corner, you’ll have a kinder, gentler “change of life.” 

    Menopause For Dummies Cheat Sheet

    Menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman's life, but not all women understand it. Become familiar with the three stages of menopause (and what comes before it); recognize the signs that menopause is approaching; know what to do about hot flashes; and get savvy about getting through menopause.