Menopause Confidential: A Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Thriving Through Midlife
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.
“Stemming from more than just a gynecological context, this book offers intimate and honest advice on the cumulative menopausal experience. VERDICT: Recommended for women over 40 or those looking for insight into women’s health.” (Library Journal)Menopause Confidential is real, witty, and greatly needed. Dr. Allmen takes the myth out of perimenopause and menopause. She is one of us and that’s powerful. This book will not be the next door stopper but the book that changes and saves women’s lives. (Michelle King Robson, Founder of HER Inc. (EmpowHER and SkinSAFE))Dr. Tara Allmen offers sound, medically accurate advice with verve, aplomb, and an incredible sense of humor. Menopause Confidential is an overwhelming success. Every woman over forty should read it. (James A. Simon, MD, Clinical Professor at George Washington University, Women's Health & Research Consultants in Washington, DC)Dr. Allmen has a way of turning uncomfortable and awkward topics into informative action plans. I highly recommend this book, which will leave any reader more knowledgeable and with a feeling of empowerment and optimism. It’s a tremendous service to womankind. (Dr. Beverly Wendland, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University)“As a midwife and women’s health care provider, I highly recommend this very humorous, well written and researched book to everyone. In addition, I think it should definitely be required reading for every nursing, medical and midwifery student early in their educational program.” (John Fassett, MS, CNM, RNP, California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation)Menopause Confidential is fun and informative, factual and entertaining. Dr. Allmen’s style is causal and engaging, making for a book that is simply hard to put down. Great gift for women marching toward mid-life — and their loved ones accompanying them. Highly recommended. (George F. Sawaya, MD, Professor Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco)
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