EstrogenBook - 2000
HRT (hormone replacement therapy) is the most effective way to challenge the physical changes that occur at menopause. When it is taken correctly, it is not only safe but it can actually protect you against health risks. Not every woman needs HRT but if you do, there's no reason to be afraid of it. In this book, extensively revised to highlight the latest findings, one of the country's top authorities on women's health clearly explains menopause and gives you the facts you need to make a decision that could change your life--whether or not to take HRT.In this authoritative and accessible guide, you will find out how HRT can: banish all of the common and uncommon menopausal symptomsfrom hot flashes and insomnia to crawling skin save your sex life from extinction reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer's disease cut in half the death rate from heart attacks and strokes prevent brittle bones and broken hips keep your skin younger, your muscles firmer, and your teeth stronger lower your cholesterol level improve your everyday memory
Estrogen also discusses alternatives--from vitamin E, red clover, and soy to Fosamax and Raloxifene--and provides the real facts about HRT's possible link to breast cancer. Knowing the facts is the first step toward making an informed decision about your future. If you are a woman over forty, you owe it to yourself to read this book.