The Menopause Companion

$25.95
An indispensable primer on menopause that reads like advice from a close friend, co-written by a medical doctor and expert in women’s health.

It’s one of the most important, least discussed events that happens for half the population. It’s a physiological and psychosocial event, a cultural construct, and a deeply personal experience all woven together in a jumbled knot. It’s menopause. But why is there so much mystery surrounding the topic? This accessible and to-the-point guide makes the entire landscape of menopause—not just the physiology—more transparent.
 
If what you need is a level-headed friend to help walk you through the litany of fears to face, questions to ask, and practical decisions to make throughout your transition, this guidebook offers no-nonsense, straightforward, medically backed information about what to expect and what you can do about it. It offers: 
  • A refresher course on reproductive system anatomy, life cycle, and physiology—what are hormones, and how do they influence my body?
  • Information on how to recognize and what to do about common symptoms—when should I see a health practitioner and how do I talk to them?
  • Context for the history of menopause medically and culturally—what do scientists actually know and what are the major myths?
  • Advice on how to get ready, notice changes, and call in support—what is available to try in terms of products, tools, medications, holistic support, or self-care practices?