"Hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia... How on earth do I cope with symptoms of the menopause?" There is no single answer to this question.
Based on up-to-date research, this book provides an honest account of the pros and cons of the different options for managing the menopause so that you can make an informed decision about the best approach for your particular situation. It covers hormone replacement therapy (HRT), bioidentical HRT, medication, lifestyle, nutrition, and complementary therapies, from acupuncture and reflexology to tai chi and yoga.
This is everything you need to know about the issues you may face during the perimenopause and menopause, how to support your body as the changes start, and the conventional, alternative and self-help therapies that can ease your symptoms.
Dr Megan A. Arroll is a Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology at BPP University and is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist with a keen interest in women's health throughout the lifespan. She is the author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: What You Need to Know about CFS/ME and co-author of Invisible Illnesses: Coping with Misunderstood Conditions and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Navigating Your Way to Recovery with Prof. Christine Dancey. Megan splits her time between London and rural Alabama. Liz Efiong has an honours degree in Nutritional Therapy and worked with Patrick Holford as a researcher and writer for two years. She is co-author of Say No to Cancer and has researched and edited a number of other books, including Say No to Arthritis and Balance Your Hormones. Liz is based in London.
Foreword. Preface. 1. Overview and the experience of the menopause. 2. Basic Principles for Hormonal Health. 3. Nutrition and dietary supplements for the menopause. 4. Psychological and behavioural interventions. 5. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapists. 6. Self-help. 7. Bioidentical and Non-Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: History and Controversies. 8. What type of HRT is right for me? 9. Medical Management. 10. Pulling it all together.