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The menopause manifesto : own your health with facts and feminism

Author: Jen Gunter
Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond. Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Health
Popular works
Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Gunter
ISBN: 9780806540665 0806540664
OCLC Number: 1249024122
Description: xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The manifesto --
part 1. Reclaiming the change : understanding your body as an act of feminism. A second coming of age : why menopause matters ; The history and language of menopause : from a critical age to the change ; The biology of menopause : the brain-ovary connection ; The evolutionary advantage of menopause : a sign of strength, not weakness ; The timing of menopause : understanding the clock ; When periods and ovulation stop before age forty : why it happens and the recommended medical care --
part 2. Understanding the change : what to expect when you're expecting menopause. Metamorphoses of menopause : changes in strength, size, and shape ; The heart of the matter : cardiovascular disease ; Is it hot in here or is it just me? : vasomotor symptoms and how to quench the fire ; Menstrual mayhem : abnormal bleeding and what to do about it ; Bone health : the basics of bone biology, osteoporosis, and preventing fractures ; This is your brain on menopause : brain fog, depression, and dementia ; The vagina and vulva : genitourinary syndrome of menopause and the therapies ; Bladder health : breaking the culture of silence ; Let's talk about sex : the complicated story of desire ; Will I ever feel rested again? : sleep disturbances and how to tackle them --
part 3. Therapy for the change : hormones, diets, and supplements. Menopausal hormone therapy : the messy history and where we are today ; The cinematic universe of hormones : what MHT is right for you? ; Phytoestrogens, food, and hormones : facts and fads ; Bioidenticals, naturals, and compounding : separating the medicine from the marketing ; Meno-diets : what makes a healthy menopause and beyond ; Menoceuticals : supplements and menopause ; Contraception and the menopause transition : pregnancy prevention and menstrual management --
part 4. Taking charge of the change. Welcome to my menoparty : how an OB/GYN tackles menopause ; Final thoughts : putting it all together --
Supplementary material. Supplementary tables ; Appendices.
Responsibility: Dr. Jen Gunter.

Abstract:

The only thing predictable about menopause is its unpredictability. Factor in widespread misinformation, a lack of research, and the culture of shame around women's bodies, and it's no wonder women are unsure what to expect during the menopause transition and beyond. Menopause is not a disease--it's a planned change, like puberty. And just like puberty, we should be educated on what's to come years in advance, rather than the current practice of leaving people on their own with bothersome symptoms and too much conflicting information. Knowing what is happening, why, and what to do about it is both empowering and reassuring. Filled with practical, reassuring information, this essential guide will revolutionize how women experience menopause--including how their lives can be even better for it!

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