- Series: revised and updated edition
- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 2nd ed. edition (September 15, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0761155988
- ISBN-13: 978-0761155980
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Menopause Book Paperback – September 15, 2009
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Workman's enviable success with the classic pregnancy "bible" What to Expect When You're Expecting has no doubt sparked this guide, which claims to do for those at midlife what Heidi Murkoff's series has done for pregnant women. The company has tapped two respected Newsweek health writers for this map to everything a woman might encounter before, during and after menopause. An attractive, user-friendly format with sidebars, charts, illustrations and q&as guides readers through hundreds of pages of material. Chapters progress from the basics (types of menopause, onset and duration, testing); hormonal changes and their impact on sleep, sex, moods and memory; and lifestyle (diet, exercise, stress); to heart and bone health, cancer, treatment options and medications. As Wingert and Kantrowitz point out, we've come a long way from when symptoms associated with menopause included "uncontrollable peevishness" and "perversion of moral instincts," yet many women remain reticent about their experiences, fear aging and feel incapable of the new challenges presented by their bodies along with the rest of their obligations. Such readers will welcome Wingert and Kantrowitz's inclusion of suggestions for self-care and their positive focus on what, they say, can be a healthy and productive time in a woman's life. (Feb.)
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"Dr. Spock for aging women... extremely well researched and presents cutting-edge science in a readable and comprehensive way. An excellent reference."- The North American Menopause Society. "Sympathetic, very readable, comprehensive... I highly recommend this excellent guide." - Isaac Schiff, M.D., Harvard Medical School. "Required reading for women wanting to maximize the second halves of their lives."- Wulf H. Utian, M.D., Ph.D., founder and executive director, The North American Menopause Society. "Bravo! This book should be a birthday gift for every 40-year-old (actually, probably earlier)."- Barb Malat, CPNP, PA-C, co-chair, Menopause and Hormone Therapy Committee, Association of Reproductive Health Professionals."
Top Customer Reviews
They have clearly done solid research, and the book is chock full of easy to read and use charts, sidebars, and diagrams, however, the beauty of the book is its breezy and chatty tone. Most important, is the sense one gets, over and over, of how much menopause is not the end of life, so to speak, but should be viewed as the gateway, to a great second or even third act! I highly recommend this book.
"Is it Hot in Here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause" is one of the best books on Menopause that I've read. I especially liked that fact that the authors emphasize the positive side of menopause saying it is not an ending, but a beginning and the fact that menopause is a natural process not a disease. I also liked the fact that each chapter had a list called "when to see the doctor". Each chapter is full of useful information and several of the chapters have charts or diary suggestions that can be very helpful. The book addresses the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy and alternatives to HRT. The diet and exercise section not only discusses what to eat and how much exercise to do but includes recipes and gives several exercises, with illustrations, to do. The question and answer section was very informative although there were a few times when I found there were questions that I had that weren't asked. The book also talks about which problems are caused by aging and not by Menopause. Much of the advise in the book is helpful but it's impossible to do everything the authors say when it comes to diet and exercising (who has time to exercise 30 - 60 minutes every single day?) The appendices were as useful as the rest of the book, especially the list of websites. And pay attention to the illustrations scattered throughout the book - many of them add a nice bit of humor to a sometimes serious subject.
"Is it Hot in Here? Or is it me? The Complete Guide to Menopause" is a great resource book on Menopause.
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