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.
Concise and fun to read
This book was a joy to read. Full of facts but also humor and a self-effacing charm. I appreciated the room that the author leaves for each woman to make her own choices after becoming informed on the options available.
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Great read, useful information, and humor; all in one book.
I bought this book and read it in two days. It is full of useful information with some humor tossed in to keep it fun! It is well researched, well written, and a topic that has not gotten near enough press. Thank you Dr. Allmen for writing this book. I wish I lived close enough to be your patient!!
This is one of the best books I have ever read on this topic. It’s informative without being technical, the author has a great sense of humor but more than that her writing exudes a feeling of sisterhood - we are all in this together, she too is feeling what we’re feeling (literally) - the difference being she can help us - and she reassures us - we’re not crazy! She’ll even give your spouse a call to calm him down. How great is that? No matter where you are in the cycle of life this book should be your primer. I can’t wait for my next GYN appointment with her.....seriously, who says that?