The hormonal changes of menopause affect nearly every tissue in the femal body, causing symptoms that can range from PMS in a woman's thirties and forties to such life-threatening illnesses as heart disease and osteoporosis in later years. Menopause & Midlife Health explains these vast physiological changes, and tells women what they need to know in order to maintain good health through the prime of life.
Written by a pioneer researcher in the area of meopausal health and a science writer, this comprehensive, practical book provides answers to the all-important questions every woman has about menopause including:
What type of diet is best for long-term health?
What supplements may help prevent osteoporosis?
What can be done to prevent breast cancer and heart disease in later life?
What can help "manage" hot flashes?
Is it safe to take estrogen and other hormones at menopause?
What can be done to maintain a healthy sex life in the middle years and beyond?
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Morris Notelovitz, M.D., Ph.D., has supervised research on more than 8,500 women aged thirty and over, focusing on issues of menopause. He is founder of the nation's first integrated adult women's clinic, The Women's Medical and Diagnostic Center, in Gainsville, Florida.
Diana Tonnessen is a freelance health and science writer. Together they are the authors of Estrogen: Yes or No? and Stand Tall: The Informed Woman's Guide to Preventing Osteoporosis. They both live in Gainesville, Florida.
This is the first book on menopause written by a physician doing research in the field. It is an encyclopedia of general health for midlife women, explaining the hormonal changes that begin almost 15 years before any menopausal symptoms appear and offering detailed information about health maintenance. The book covers the basics of choosing and dealing with a physician and what a complete medical examination should include. It also provides a wealth of material on nutrition, exercise, weight control, contraception, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, hysterectomy, and urinary tract disease. Tables, charts, and illustrations demonstrate medical procedures, anatomy, and exercises and compare calcium supplements and hormone replacement drugs. This resource for midlife women is more comprehensive than Sadja Greenwood's Menopause, Naturally ( LJ 10/15/84; Volcano Pr., 1992. rev. ed.) and Lonnie Barbach's The Pause ( LJ 4/15/83). Highly recommended for all collections.
- Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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