Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book

Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book

Making Informed Choices

Book - 2003
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Random House, Inc.
In the first edition of this important bestselling book, praised by Newsday as “the bible for a whole generation of menopausal women,” renowned physician and pioneering women’s health advocate Dr. Susan Love warned about the potential dangers of the long-term prescription of hormone replacement therapy. Her insightful words of caution have been backed up by the stunning results of the recent studies on hormone replacement.

In this revised edition, Dr. Love offers a remarkably clear set of guidelines as to what the studies have shown about the risks regarding heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, and other conditions, and what effect hormone therapy has on osteoporosis. She offers definitive expert advice about whether or not to go on hormone replacement therapy and, if so, for how long, as well as how to taper off hormones; and she introduces the alternative methods for treating the symptoms of menopause.

Dr. Love stresses that menopause is not a disease that needs to be cured—it is a natural life stage, and every woman ought to choose her own mix of options for coping with symptoms. A questionnaire about your own health history and life preferences helps you develop a program that will best fit your unique needs. With clarity and compassion, she walks you through every option for both the short and the long term, including:

• lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, and stress management)
• alternative therapies (including herbs and homeopathic remedies)
• available medications other than hormones

Baker & Taylor
A practical handbook for women entering menopause explains how to cope with its short-term symptoms, addresses long-term concerns such as breast cancer, weighs the scientific pros and cons of hormone replacement, and reviews the alternatives to it. Originally published as Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Examines the scientific evidence for and against hormone therapy for women past menopause, reviews the alternatives to it, and discusses its risks and limitations.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2003
Edition: Rev. pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780609809969
Branch Call Number: 618.175 LOV
Characteristics: x, 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lindsey, Karen 1944-


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