Recommended if you are interested in or concerned about the menopause and what it means for yourself or for someone in your life; seeking practical advice and information on the menopause and how to handle this stage of life.
The M Word: Everything You Need to Know About the Menopause
We understand that entering into a new phase of life can be a daunting prospect. One of the least talked about of these is the menopause – a phase in which most women will spend almost a third of their life! This book makes it its mission to demystify the menopause – what it means, what it looks like, how it happens, when it happens and what you can do to help the symptoms.
It begins with some of the science about how female bodies work – how hormones influence puberty, menstruation and eventually menopause. It explains in clear terms what’s going on in female bodies when the menopause approaches, the reality of what an up-and-down lengthy process it can really be and what the symptoms really are. It breaks down each symptom, explains why it happens and what you can do to help yourself (or help someone you know). The book gives suggestions for lifestyle changes that may help, as well as spending a good chunk of time clarifying the facts about HRT. Whatever course of action women may choose, above all, Kaye advocates that women no longer suffer in silence but seek help, get support and take action to ease the very real symptoms that they are living with.
The whole tone of this book is that of a knowledgeable friend telling you everything you wish you’d known about your own body (wonderfully augmented by quotes from women expressing their own experiences); and there is a neat bullet-pointed summary at the end of each chapter to summarise it all if you’re just looking for the facts. We highly recommend this book if you’re worried about the menopause will mean for you or for someone you love.
“Women reported an average of seven menopause-related symptoms, with 42% saying that those symptoms were more severe than they expected… . Yet only half of the women surveyed saw a doctor or other healthcare professional for advice, support or treatment… . Now let’s get informed, get empowered to make our own choices about our symptoms, our treatments, our minds and our bodies. And then let’s keep talking, to our friends, to our families, to the men in our lives, to our children, Let’s spread the word so that no woman feels alone or ashamed of this natural stage in her life”.
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