In this book, menopause is considered within the totality of a vulva owner's health, and as a natural process -- not a medical problem. It details typical menopausal symptoms, mainstream and alternative treatments, and risk factors for such conditions as osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer and diabetes as we age. It explains the biology of menopause; provides up-to-date perspectives on hormone replacement therapy (HRT); discusses sudden and early menopause due to surgery, medical treatments or genetic risk factors; and offers personal reflections by individuals.
There are also sections on how to evaluate research findings; make wise health-care decisions; understand the social, cultural, economic and political frameworks in which health care is viewed and formulated; and nurture the self/mind, body and spirit during years of change on all levels.
- 368 pages