Unlock your menopause type Personalized treatments, the last word on hormones, and remedies that work

Heather Hirsch

Book - 2023

"Given that millions of women have entered menopause each year since the dawn of time, it's crazy that menopause still feels like uncharted territory for the women who are going through it. Dr. Heather Hirsch is committed to changing that. Unlocking Your Menopause Type helps women cut through the informational noise and learn how to manage their symptoms most effectively by identifying their personal Menopause Type(s). This is not a one-size fits all solution. Unlocking Your Menopause Type features a helpful quiz to identify women's individual Menopause Type(s) such as: -Premature -Sudden -Full-Throttle -Mind-Altering -Seemingly Never-ending -Silent Each type gets a full prescription for exercises, diet and strategies to rega...in mental focus and make menopause a regulation part of maturity rather than a rollercoaster ride of unexpected symptoms and discomfort. The book also includes: -The last word on whether to replace declining hormones (the answer is custom-built) -What to do if you're a combination of types -How to get on top of (as it were) changes in your sex life -Crowd-sourced tips and tricks from Dr. Hirsch's friend group and patients Dr. Hirsch addresses the physical and emotional challenges of menopause and provides solutions from her years of practice. With knowledge, priorities, and a plan, you can feel great through midlife and beyond"--

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New York : St. Martin's Essentials 2023.
Main Author
Heather Hirsch (author)
Other Authors
Stacey Colino (author)
First edition
Item Description
"Fix how you feel & function" -- Cover.
Physical Description
374 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-329) and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Hormonal Havoc
  • 1. The Wild, Wild West of Health Experiences
  • 2. Myths and Misconceptions About Menopause
  • 3. The Hormone Conundrum
  • 4. What's Your Menopause Type?
  • Part II. Discovering Your Menopausal Road Map
  • 5. The Premature Menopause Type
  • 6. The Sudden Menopause Type
  • 7. The Full-Throttle Menopause Type
  • 8. The Mind-Altering Menopause Type
  • 9. The Seemingly Never-Ending Menopause Type
  • l0. The Silent Menopause Type
  • Part III. Treatments to Tame the Tumult
  • 11. Prioritizing Relief and Your Safety
  • 12. Personalizing Your Treatment Plan
  • 13. Self-Care Going Forward
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Resources
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
Review by Booklist Review

Like puberty, menopause is a universal experience for all women. But how they experience it varies a great deal. Hormonal changes can cause hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and thinning hair, which are among the reasons patients visit Hirsch, clinical program director of the Menopause and Midlife Clinic at Brigham & Women's Hospital. Some women tell her, "I feel like someone has taken over my body." Based on tracking more than 1,000 patients in her clinical practice, Hirsch has identified six menopause types, including premature menopause (before age 40) and sudden menopause (typically from chemotherapy or surgery). She talks about options like hormone therapy, which she notes is "complicated" and "often polarizing." (Women taking estrogen and progestin showed an increased risk for breast cancer, heart disease, stroke, and blood clots.) Hirsch dispels myths; no, men do not go through menopause. She offers advice, some of which is generic (for hot flashes, avoid common triggers like spicy foods and alcohol), and some of which is more fun ("motion is lotion"). In all, this is a useful, practical, and reliable source rooted in research.

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