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Change Your Menopause: A Great Book on Menopause

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Change Your Menopause: A Great Book on Menopause

This week the North American Menopause Associating (NAMS) will be having its annual meeting. So I reviewed a great book by Wulf Utian, MD, NAMS founder and Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve. It’s called Change Your Menopause: Why One Size Does Not Fit All.

I think it will have a lot of value for women as they enter and go through this important window of life. It’s easy to read and his information is all evidence based and backed by good research. Click Here for a brief audio interview with Dr. Utian.

The book starts out with the obvious which you will appreciate; each of you is different and though you are experiencing a universal transition, how you feel about it and how it makes you feel is not necessarily going to be the same for every woman. That’s why stories women share about menopause are so different.

And that’s part of the confusion. Some women can barely recall it; others describe tales of woe. So understanding the facts is essential to being prepared and making the experience positive.

The second chapter continues by asking the question, “Menopause – What’s the big deal?” He explains that women in menopause are becoming a larger portion of the population. One in ten people in the United States is over age 65 and by 2030 this number may be one in six.

Many women stop going to the doctor after they stop having children. But these large numbers should have a major impact on using menopause as a marker for getting women back into the healthcare system and screened for diseases that could either be prevented or caught early such as colon and breast cancer, osteoporosis and early signs of heart disease.

Chapter 3 goes on to explain the anatomy and essential physiology and how your body will be different. It’s the basics for understanding your body.

Chapter 4 continues as Dr. Utian explains what changes are due to menopause and what changes are due to just getting older. Some things we can’t change; but knowledge gives you the opportunity to make some changes in your life to minimize the “potentially alterable” risk factors of aging.

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Women's health expert and guest speaker Dr. Mache Seibel addresses consumers' critical needs from weight control to HRTmenopause and beyond. He served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 19 years and is founder of My Menopause Magazine on the Apple Newsstand ( Download the Free App and first Free issue. He works with companies and organizations to bring exciting educational content to consumers. Visit his award-winning website to sign up for his free monthly newsletter.


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4:17AM PST on Mar 3, 2015

Quite helpful information the book sounds great. These kind of supports are crucial for a woman going through menopause. Women are being forgotten at a time in their lives when it is vital to have that support. Without a tremendous amount of support from family, friends and menopause counsellors, Menopause can be a black hole that some women will never climb out of. This kind of strategy will possibly help women in their tough time, appreciated

1:07AM PDT on May 17, 2014

Interesting, thanks.

12:44AM PDT on May 17, 2014

Ask most women if they think menopause is a BIG deal - IT IS, it is a very big deal. One would have to be a woman to understand this..

It is great to see that alternative medicine is mentioned in chapter 9. The problem is that there are still women suffering for a broad range of menopause symptoms even after having tried alternative medicines, mainstream medicine like HRT and many other drugs. For those of you who belong to that category and who feel you haven't found relief - NEVER GIVE UP!

Its time2heal, its time for finding true balance and the ability to heal. In Sydney Australia women are taking a different approach to fighting menopause.

Time2Heal, Sydney.

8:49AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Wonderful review. If I could find something to eliminate the night-time hot flashes that didn't involve hormone replacement therapy, I would have no worries whatsoever! I feel like one of the more fortunate women.

5:42AM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thanks for the great and detailed review - I just ordered this book from Kindle.

3:18PM PDT on Oct 2, 2012


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