From the Back Cover
Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, difficulty with concentration, sexual dysfunction--are these symptoms of menopause disrupting your quality of life? Are you looking for relief but shying from hormone therapy because recent studies said it would increase your risk of heart disease? You are not alone. Thousands of women stopped taking hormone therapy as a result of those research findings--and in many the symptoms of menopause returned. Others never started hormones and have struggled with uncomfortable symptoms for years.
But there is hope. If you've just entered menopause and are in good cardiovascular health, hormone therapy may not only be the most effective option for relieving your symptoms of menopause but may also have heart benefits. You don't have to suffer through menopause; in fact, you can sail through it with help from Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Your Health. Improve your life and defeat the symptoms with:
- The latest scientific information on the safety of managing menopause with hormone therapy
- The truth about bioidentical hormones
- Expert guidance in determining whether or not hormone therapy is the right choice for you and, if it is, when to start, when to stop, and what type to use
- Healthful and effective options for women who cannot-or prefer not to-use hormone therapy
Leading women's health authority Dr. JoAnn E. Manson examines the latest evidence about the benefits and risks of different types of hormone therapy. Her groundbreaking book will help you decide what the benefit-to-risk ratio of hormone therapy is likely to be for you, based on your age, time since menopause, overall health, illnesses that run in your family, lifestyle, and other factors.
Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Your Health is an indispensable guide that will help you maintain not only optimal health but also your quality of life.
"In a time of unprecedented confusion, this book provides solid guidelines for the woman entering menopause. No one is better qualified than Dr. JoAnn Manson to give solid, evidence-based advice on this complex issue."
--Marianne J. Legato, M.D., F.A.C.P. Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University
Founder/Director, Foundation for Gender Specific Medicine
Take control of menopause with the latest information on hormone therapy and alternative remedies
If you're going through menopause, you're probably familiar with its unpleasant symptoms, and you may be desperate for relief. Now, one of the world's top experts on women's health explains that you don't have to suffer through menopause--in fact, with the right information, you can sail through it. This unique book describes all the options available to you and provides a step-by-step guide to making informed choices based on your own symptoms and health profile.
To make the right decision for you, discover:
- If you're a good candidate for hormone therapy, or if you should avoid it for health reasons
- How to calculate-and reduce-your personal risk of five health conditions associated with hormone therapy
- The appropriate role for soy, black cohosh, and other alternative remedies in relieving menopausal symptoms
About the Author
JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., is a professor of medicine and the Elizabeth F. Brigham Professor of Women's Health at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and codirector of the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology. The only person to have served as a lead investigator on two of the most influential studies of women's health ever conducted--the Women's Health Initiative and the Harvard Nurses' Health Study--Dr. Manson is widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on women's health.
Shari S. Bassuk, Sc.D., is an epidemiologist and science writer at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston who frequently collaborates with Dr. Manson.