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Change Before the Change Everything You Need to Know to Stay Healthy in the Decade Before Menopause

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ISBN-10: 055310876X

ISBN-13: 9780553108767

Edition: 2000

Authors: Laura E. Corio, Linda G. Kahn

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“What’s happening to me?” You’re in the prime of life. As far as you know, menopause could be years away. So why is your body sending you such weird messages? • Irregular periods you haven’t seen since your teen years • Mood swings, irritability, and worrisome memory glitches • Stubborn extra pounds you just can’t shed • Hot flashes and insomnia that leave you tired all day • And sex — remember how it used to be? If even one of these sounds familiar, you could be in perimenopause — the change that precedes the change by as many as ten years. Has your doctor mentioned it? Shockingly, many still don’t. But Dr. Laura Corio has “the talk” with every one of her patients when they reach age…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/31/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Laura E. Corio, M.D., is board certified in obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to her private practice, she is an attending physician at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where she also teaches medical students & residents. She lives in New Jersey with her son & daughter.

Linda G. Kahn is a writer & editor specializing in health & psychology.

Introduction: Woman to Womanp. 1
Before the Change
How Do I Know If I'm in Perimenopause?p. 9
The First Sign: Menstrual Irregularitiesp. 24
Can Somebody Open a Window? Hot Flashes, Insomnia, and Other Joysp. 44
I'm Losing My Mind! Estrogen and the Brainp. 67
Not Tonight, Honey: Sexual Changes and Other Embarrassmentsp. 95
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Visible Signs of Perimenopausep. 123
My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Changes in Fertilityp. 144
Staying Healthy
Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk: Your Bonesp. 181
Beating the Odds: Your Heartp. 209
Bosom Buddies: Your Breastsp. 242
Below the Belt: Your Uterus, Ovaries, Cervix, and Colonp. 282
Eve's Apple: Your Thyroid Glandp. 319
Dr. Corio's Presciption for a Healthy Perimenopausep. 334
Herbsp. 359
Phytoestrogensp. 364
Hormones in Perimenopausep. 367
Checklist of Screening Testsp. 387
Referencesp. 389
Acknowledgmentsp. 421
About the Authorsp. 423
Sources and Permissionsp. 425
Indexp. 427
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