"In the past 25 years, so much has been uncovered about menopause--the challenge of tackling such a complex topic in an understandable way is no easy feat--which this book achieves...Isaac Schiff, M.D., head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, called it a “worthy companion” to the foundational book by the same org. The authors didn't just look at menopause as an ailment, but considered it in terms of a woman's overall health, as a natural process. This book also delves into the potential risk factors for disease, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, as women enter menopause."
They tackle the biology of menopause; offer up-to-date takes on HRT; explore sudden and early menopause from surgery, meds, or genetic risk factors; and showcase personal reflections from individual women. Need to evaluate research? Make smart healthcare decisions? Comprehend the social, cultural, economic, political context of women's health care? Nourish the self/mind, body, spirit through shifts on all levels? This volume is the perfect general reference and promises to be a hit with a wide female audience.