Menopause

It's the beginning of a new chapter in your life story, and, let's be real, the plot can get rocky. Know what to expect and learn how to deal.

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Menopause For Dummies

Published 12-06-2006

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.” 

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