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Menopause confidential : a doctor reveals the secrets to thriving through midlife

by Allmen, Tara,

Format: Print Book 2017.
Availability: Available 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Nonfiction 618.175 AL56
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  618.175 AL56
 
 
Summary

An authoritative guide to understanding and navigating the hormonal changes and health issues women experience in midlife and beyond, from one of the leading medical experts in the field.

The physical changes that occur after women turn forty are unavoidable--and can be unnerving. Menopause affects every aspect of life--from sex and sleep to mood and mental clarity to weight and body temperature. While there are a number of resources available, many are confusing and contradictory. Now, Manhattan gynecologist Dr. Tara Allmen, an experienced, nationally board-certified menopause practitioner and the recipient of the 2015 Doctor's Choice National Award for Obstetrics & Gynecology, shares her knowledge to help women be their happiest and healthiest, and turn this challenging time into an exciting one.

Written in her effervescent yet assured voice, Menopause Confidential provides simple strategies and cutting-edge information on:

hormonal changes and the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause; the health risks associated with midlife--from cutting through the conflicting opinions and advice about health screenings (Do I really need a colonoscopy? How often should I get a mammogram?) to common medical conditions, such as osteoporosis; various remedies, both allopathic and natural, to combat symptoms and empower women to make the best choices for their individual needs; practical tips and resources for mitigating the effects of menopause.

Fifty-one-year-old Dr. Allmen knows firsthand what women are going through, and shares stories of her own personal travails and solutions. Women can't turn back the clock, but they can take control of their health and flourish in midlife. Menopause Confidential encourages them to be informed, be proactive, and be their greatest selves.

Contents
Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice ... and that everything nice is estrogen
I am hot!
My husband thinks I'm crazy
Menofog rolls in, focus rolls out
There is no rest for the weary
The vagina is like Las Vegas, Baby!
What's the skinny on weight gain?
To pee or not to pee
Who is that wrinkly old woman in the mirror?
Fifty shades of gray ... hair
It's all about the breast
Hooray for colonoscopy!
The latest rap about the Pap
Sticks and stones can break your bones
I left my heart in San Francisco
Potions, patches, and pills, oh my!
I want to feel like a natural woman
Do I really have to lift weights too?
The top five studies that rocked women's health
Every man needs a gynecologist
Your story.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Allmen enters well-charted territory covered in Is It Hot in Here? Or Is It Me? (2006) and in the Mayo Clinic's The Menopause Solution (2016). But women who want to get their hands on everything ever written about the subject of hormonal and midlife changes may well want to read this guide, too, written by telegenic New York City gynecologist Allmen, who has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and been on its advisory board and served as president of the North American Menopause Society Foundation. It helps that Allmen, at 51, is walking in her reader's shoes. Her positive attitude is contagious: she truly believes that midlife can be extremely happy and healthy time, not just a time of sweaty, sleepless nights and muffin-top weight gain. At times, her head-to-toe-and-everything-in-between guide seems to be biting off more than just menopause. But overall, she comes across as a can-do expert who truly believes the rah-rah empowerment message in her pink- and white-covered book.--Springen, Karen Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Menopause -- Popular works.
Middle-aged women -- Health and hygiene -- Popular works.
Publisher New York, NY :2017.
Edition First HarperCollins paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 246 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780062447289
0062447289
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